What is GDPR in schools ?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Europe's new framework for data protection laws – it replaces theprevious 1995 data protection directive. On the 25th May 2018, GDPR came into place.
The GDPR requires public authorities including schools and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.
It also introduces new individual rights relating to personal data, such as the right to erasure or right to rectification.
It is important that schools keep comprehensive and up to date records on pupils and their contact information. This is particularly essential in times of emergency or where a school wide message requires your attention.
The Information Commissioners Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Find out about what GDPR, your rights and why protecting your data is so important.