Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and organisations need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published advice and guidance for educators on its website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/education/. You will find a guide, a getting ready for GDPR checklist and an FAQ page on this site. Additionally, they have published this webinar for educators:
It is critical that schools and colleges ready themselves for GDPR. The regulation is primarily targeted at large organisations who might hold personal information without permission, use this inappropriately, share or have data stolen. However, the regulations have an impact on all small and medium-size organisations including educational institutions. The penalties for non-compliance are significant.
If all of this seems a little overwhelming Gaia can help. We will provide advice and support in implementing a 360 Data review. 360 Data is a self-review checklist from the highly regarded SWGfL team. Get in touch today and ready yourself before May.