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Tony Sheppard

Associate & Founder - GDPRiS & My Data Protection World

Award-winning Educational Technologist with a history of collaboration with leading schools and educationalists.

Tony Sheppard has a broad range of experience from play leadership, sports coaching, EdTech, school leadership and information governance. He has been a long contributor of guidance to schools on data protection and information management, through Becta, Northamptonshire County Council, communities such as and PrivTech Nation, and as the former Head of Services at GDPR in Schools, Tony supported the creation of the DfE’s GDPR Toolkit for Schools and continues to drive school collaboration by the Data Protection Working Group’s website Education Data Matters (

Tony has recently joined NetSupport as a consultant, working with schools and organisation as they make decisions on how to implement the wide range of IT and Classroom Management tools.

Tony is also the founder and principal consultant for My Data Protection World, providing guidance to companies and their customers on suitable technology, and the privacy, data protection and security needs involved. Whether it is improving the communication between EdTech provider and the schools, helping design more child friendly solutions or reviewing approaches to AI and Machine Learning. Tony continues to contribute to Information Governance in schools as a contributor to the IRMS Records Management Toolkits for Schools and for Academies, via ICO workshops and through advocacy groups, and has just launched an Open Source project to support the creation of readable Data Processing Agreements between EdTech vendors and schools.