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DARS Newsletter July 2017

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Introduction

Dear Users, Welcome to this month’s DARS Newsletter, which has a focus on communicating with the helpdesk. Newsletters since May 2015 can be found at http://darswiki.bsp.ox.ac.uk/index.php/DARS_Newsletters. And remember that you can contact the DARS helpdesk via dars@admin.ox.ac.uk. Unusually, this is being sent on the penultimate working day of the month, since most of us will be attending the Advancing Oxford conference tomorrow. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

In this issue:

DARS news and features
Stats for BBIS websites
Security roles
Reminders
What to do in the event of a Data Protection breach

DARS news and features

Stats for BBIS websites

Don’t forget that we install Google Analytics on all the BBIS websites we set up. If you’d like access, simply contact the helpdesk and provide the user name of your Google account. Google Analytics is a well-known service that lets you learn about the people who visit your website. More details can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/analytics/analytics/capabilities/

Security roles

The first three participants – Keble College, Somerville College, and the Faculty of Law – started using DARS with the new simplified security roles on 24 July. The pilot is going well, with only three corrections identified so far out of over 10,000 individually assigned permissions. Rollout of these roles to other participants will continue in due course.

Reminders

What do you do in the event of a Data protection breach

In the event that a DP breach occurs, or you have reason to believe that it has occurred or could occur, please follow the guidance in the DARSWiki which can be found at https://darswiki.bsp.ox.ac.uk/index.php?title=Process_for_Raising_Possible_Data_Protection_Breaches. Remember, the best way to minimise the probability of a Data Protection breach is by using DARS in the way that you were trained. Exporting data from DARS and pasting lists into other mail packages carries a significant risk that suppressions are not respected.

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