Tony Sheppard


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 original GDPR Toolkit for Schools. 

Tony presently works as the Information Governance Lead for  NetSupport, working with schools, colleges and other organisation as they make decisions on how to implement the wide range of IT and Classroom Management tools. (, support their approach for Privacy by Design and by Default within the development of our products and services. As part of this, Tony is also a member of the Student Data Privacy Consortium, working on the National Data Privacy Agreement and the Global Education Security Standard.

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. 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. (

Specialties: Data protection, change management, collaboration, next practice, educational technologies, learning platforms, schools management, project management