The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018.
It brings higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
GDPR is replaces the 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 ensures data is protected and gives individuals more control over their data, however, this means schools will have greater accountability for their data: