GDPR

GDPR
The law has changed and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. It brought 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.

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) replaced the Data Protection Act (DPA) and strengthened and unified all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.

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 means that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.

GDPR ensures data is protected and gives individuals more control over their data, however this means schools now 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 have appointed a Data Protection Officer 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 is now 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

Further information can be found at the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) website.

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Newton-le-Willows Primary School

Newton-le-Willows Primary School & Nursery
Sanderling Road
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
WA12 9UF

Main Contact: Miss Dale - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744678390
Fax: 01744 678391
newtonp@sthelens.org.uk

SEN Contact: Miss Mercer-SENCO

SEN Email: newton.senco@sthelens.org.uk

Sanderling Road,

Newton-le-Willows,

Merseyside WA12 9UF

Tel: 01744 678390

"A stimulating and caring environment where every child fulfils their potential"