The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. It has brought higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
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TheGDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) replaced the Data Protection Act (DPA). For schools, GDPR brings a responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.
What does GDPR mean for schools?
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall 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 be 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 have greater accountability for the data:
Who is the Data Protection Officer ?
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Please find below details of the School’s Data Protection Officer: -
Data Protection Officer: Craig Stilwell
Address: Judicium Consulting Ltd, 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0203 326 9174
The documents below contain all of the relevant GDPR information.
Philip Southcote completed a full GDPR Audit in Spring 2020 and we are pleased to have received Judicium's School Data Protection Award