General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
What IS GDPR?
On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into affect across the EU. The GDPR is a piece of EU-wide legislation which determines how people's personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.
As public organisations, schools are required to comply.
What does GDPR mean for schools?
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools falls under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it means that specific consent is not needed in the majority of cases in schools.
GDPR ensures data is protected and gives individuals more control over their data, however this means schools has greater accountability for the data:
- Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that is not within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.
- Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.
- Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers, who may process any of their data, are GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
- It is compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) within 72 hours.
What does GDPR mean for parents?
GDPR Mind Map for schools visually shows the various tasks and key areas required to comply with GDPR which have been enforced since May 2018. The video is fun to watch and through graphics tells a vital story of a school's GDPR journey.
Who is the School's Data Protection Officer?
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for overseeing data protection policies and guidelines. Please contact the DPO with any questions you may have regarding GDPR at Christ Church CE Primary School/
Data Protection Officer: Judicium Consulting Limited
Address: 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0845 459 2130
Lead Contact: Craig Stilwell
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