Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Why confidentiality?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 14:00

Why confidentiality?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 14:00

You may be wondering why the details about Safeguarding cases and cases of ethical misconduct in Triratna need to be kept so confidential. Why can’t everyone know?

Actually it’s not specifically to do with Safeguarding or misconduct. Data protection law in the UK and many other countries strictly protects the privacy of the individual and restricts the ways in which organisations may use or share information about individuals. You’ll notice this every time a website or an organisation asks your permission to hold...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Setting up secure email for Safeguarding work

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 13:32

Setting up secure email for Safeguarding work

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 13:32

Standard email is not secure enough to satisfy data protection law when sharing the kind of very sensitive personal information​ we sometimes need to share in Safeguarding work.

ProtonMail offer free secure email and it can be set up so that you receive an alert to your regular email that there is a new ProtonMail email, so you don’t have to remember to keep checking it. (See below for more information about this.)

It’s a good idea to set up a generic email address so that when the Safeguarding role is passed on the email...