Is your school prepared for GDPR and the changes ahead?
Wrigleys team up with data protection expert to provide practical training for schools
Next year (25th May 2018) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. Schools, together with most other organisations will be directly affected by this new law. It will change the way schools hold, manage and disclose personal data including student's data, personnel records, CCTV images and handwritten notes. GDPR introduces new provisions such as reporting data breaches and enhanced data subject rights. It is important for schools to fully understand their obligations under GDPR particularly in light of the hefty penalties for non-compliance which may amount to as much as 20 million euros.
Wrigleys is working with Act Now Training to present half and full day training workshops specifically designed to support schools as they prepare to implement the changes in their organisation in advance of GDPR. The training will look at the key requirements of the legislation using examples directly relevant to schools. The topics covered will include the GDPR Principles including accountability, new definition of personal data, new rights of individuals including data portability and the right to erasure, subject access requests, privacy notices, images and video recordings.
Ibrahim Hasan is solicitor and director of Act Now Training Limited (www.actnow.org.uk), one of the UK’s leading information law training companies. He is a recognised expert on data protection, freedom of information and surveillance law.
Sue King, Partner in the Wrigleys Education Team and Alacoque Marvin (Solicitor) regularly advise schools on matters relating to data protection including handling data subject access requests and complaints to ICO, and properly identifying grounds for disclosure of personal and
sensitive personal data to third parties.
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