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The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
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What does GDPR mean for schools?
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.
GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:
For more information, feel free to review our GDPR Privacy Notice below:
If any item containing potentially sensitive, protected or confidential data about a child or member of staff at Avenue is lost or stolen, we have a duty to report this as a security breach. Please inform a member of SLT immediately and then complete the form below. Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) will then make a decision as to whether this security breach is also a data breach and will advise us on our next course of action.