GDPR for Schools

Thu, Jun 21st, 2018 9:23:34 am

GDPR for Schools

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming in on 25th May 2018 significantly changes data protection law in Europe, strengthening the rights of individuals and increasing the obligations on organisations. GDPR will introduce changes for the way organisations collect and handle personal data. Many aspects of data protection will, however, remain familiar, but there are significant enhancements to certain areas.

After 25th May 2018, GDPR applies together with whatever national implementing legislation has been enacted. While building on familiar principles within the existing legislation, GDPR will bring new challenges for our schools. It is important for every school to understand that the law of data protection is ever-evolving, and that the school needs to keep its policies, procedures, workplace practices, training modules, contracts, and culture, under continual review to take account of the changes.