The new GDPR rules come into effect on the 25th May 2018
GDPR and Data Protection
What is GDPR?
From 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (or “GDPR” for short) will come into effect in the UK.
This will affect how we as a school manage personal data and how this is protected and shared with others.
GDPR will bring data protection legislation into line with new ways data is used.
The Data Protection Act 1998 will be superseded by the new legislation. GDPR will introduce tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It makes data protection rules the same throughout the EU and will still apply even after the UK leaves the EU.
The school is in the process of updating its data protection policy to make sure we are compliant with GDPR and this will be placed on the school website shortly.
Privacy Notices for both staff and parents of children and pupils have also been updated and links to these documents are given below.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) is the independent regulator that is responsible for administering and policing data protection law in the UK.
Please follow the link for more information from ICO on GDPR.