The law is changing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on
25th May 2018. It will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
The new GDPR is replacing the current Data Protection Act and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsbility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupil's data and who it is being used by.
What does GDPR mean for schools?
GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however, this means schools will have greater accountability for their data: