The General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) is a UK law, tailed by the Data Protection Act 2018.
All schools handle a large amount of personal data. This includes information on pupils, such as grades, medical information, images and much more, including data on staff, governors, volunteers and job applicants.
What is personal data?
This data is also governed by the Data Protection Act 2018 regulations, which ensures all personal data is handled lawfully. However, GDPR has gone further and requires organisations (including schools) to document how and why they process all personal data.
What is GDPR exactly?
GDPR are written into UK law for the purpose of data protection – it replaces the previous 1995 Data Protection Directive, which previous UK law is based upon. The GDPR website says the legislation is designed to “harmonise” data privacy laws across the UK as well as give greater protection to individuals. Please contact either Mr Lewis-Cole, Mrs Welch or Mrs Dean if you have any queries.
Our Data Protection Officer is:
Judicium Consulting Limited
72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0203 326 9174
Lead Contact: Craig Stilwell