GDPR and Data Protection

What does GDPR mean for schools?

 

A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in 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 the data:

 

Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.

Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.

 

Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.

 

It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours.

 

Data Protection

 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of legislation that determines how people's personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.

 

We work to identify and monitor the use of personal data, to undertake the necessary processes for auditing and assessing risk and to ensure that policies are in place to support our schools to sustain compliance.

 

For the purposes of GDPR the Data Protection Officer for Denham Village School is listed below:

 

Data Protection Officer:

Amanda Cook

01895 832768

admin@denhamvillage.bucks.sch.uk

 

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