GDPR is coming …..

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The new GDPR regulations will take effect in just one month.

From 25th May all organisations – including schools and academies -  will be required to comply with new requirements which are intended to safeguard the personal data of individuals.

Schools / Academies will be at different stages in their preparations for these changes – so with a month to go until the new regulations take effect – we thought it would be timely to signpost readers to some of the key sources of information and support.

SPS GDPR Offer to Schools

In partnership with Groupcall, SPS, is offering GDPRis - a cloud based platform to support schools in the management of data and in achieving GDPR compliance.  Complementing this is our Data Protection Officer Service.  You can read more about our services to schools here.

A number of free GDPR Resources for schools are also available within the GDPR pages of our website

Dfe Data Protection Toolkit for Schools

Just released – the Dfe has published a data protection toolkit specifically for schools and academies.  This includes a 9 key steps to support schools in achieving GDPR compliance.  The toolkit can be accessed here.

Kelsi GDPR Resources

A range of KCC model documents and templates are also available from Kelsi.  These can be accessed here.

Information Commissioners Office

For an overview of the of the GDPR regulations and a ICO checklist of actions organisations should be taking as 25th May approaches please click here.