GDPR is the new EU legislation and stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It comes into force on 25th May 2018 and replaces all data protection legislation in EU member states
(including the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)). The GDPR will not be affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
GDPR applies to all organisations processing personal data, including schools and academies. The legislation will determine how data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.
The GDPR sets out the key principles that personal data shall be:
The GDPR also provides the following rights for individuals:
The GDPR requires all compliant organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO is responsible for overseeing data protection within the school. The DPO for Halfway
Junior School is detailed below:
Data Protection Officer:Claire Baker
Halfway Junior School
For further information about GDPR please visit the ICO website.