Data protection services
"The data protection officer shall be designated on the basis of professional qualities and, in particular, expert knowledge of data protection law and practices and the ability to fulfil the tasks referred to in Article 39"
Be compliant, not complacent
The UK GDPR is designed to protect and empower British citizens with regard to their data privacy, and places greater obligations and sanctions on organisations that process (eg obtain, use, store, share and destroy) personal data.
This new legislation is the biggest change in data privacy legislation in 20 years. Although, the Information Commissioner (the UK Data Protection Regulator) has stated it is an “evolution…not a revolution” of our current data protection laws, it does still create significant burdens (resources and financial) on schools requiring them to overhaul their existing practices for handling personal data about pupils, parents/carers, staff, governors etc in order to be compliant.
How does the UK GDPR affect schools?
GDPR is large and complex, so here’s an overview of the key areas which affect schools: