Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) released updated model privacy notices for “schools and local authorities to issue to staff, parents and pupils about the collection of data”. These documents can be used to let relevant stakeholders know how schools process data and how personal data about oneself can be accessed.
To access the model privacy notices, click here.
These model privacy notices were updated to “help schools comply” with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which will come into force on 25 May 2018. These new regulations will introduce stringent new mandatory procedures for data management in the United Kingdom. Schools need to ensure compliance with the GDPR or risk substantial financial penalties from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
For more information on the GDPR, you may wish to watch the ‘how to implement GDPR in your school’ video provided by Browne Jacobson.