What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and will be replacing the current Data Protection Act of 1998.GDPR is a complete data protection game changer for every organisation. The new regulations are intended to strengthen and unify the safety and security of all data held within an organisation. It will bring new demands and challenges that will impact school resources and ultimately finances. GDPR increases the responsibility schools have to inform parents and learners about how their data is being used and by whom.
Should schools be worried about GDPR?
There seems to be a lot of panic related to the introduction of GDPR however, compared to many private organisations, schools are much better placed to address the new regulations.
In education, there has always been a culture that values every person’s rights and freedoms. Whilst there are many extra demands required to map and audit personal data stored and shared, schools with existing rigid data protection policies should see GDPR as an opportunity to improve the way they work.
Schools have always had to give parents and children access to their data, but under GDPR individuals have the right to ask for that data to be forgotten. This regulation only applies to certain data that you store and GDPRiS will provide the right guidance in such instances.
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Join us between 13.30 - 17:00 for a chance to improve your GDPR Awareness and understand why it is so important for Schools to be compliant with the new regulations. The session will cost £99 which includes pastries, tea/coffee and a chance to network.
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