GDPR in Schools

20
Nov

GDPRiS Black Friday deals

If you’ve been exploring solutions to help you manage GDPR in your school or across your MAT, we’ve got some great deals that you can take advantage of until the 30 November 2019. Offer 1 – 15% off an annual subscription to the market-leading GDPRiS software. Start the new year as you mean to go on – safe in the

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14
Nov

Polling Stations in Schools

Data Protection considerations for schools as polling stations. The advent of the 12 December General Election 2019 has posed some interesting problems for schools as Polling Stations. Many schools close to students for the day, and some do so for all but essential staff, whilst others try to maintain ‘school as normal’ and remain open as much as possible. Download

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5
Nov

BETT Awards 2020 finalists announced

GDPRiS shortlisted for prestigious BETT Awards 2020 We are pleased to announce that GDPR in Schools has been shortlisted in the ‘COMPANY OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £3M TURNOVER)’ category of the BETT Awards. Delighted to have been shortlisted for this award, it is testament to the innovative school focussed solutions we deliver and our commitment to helping customers get

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29
Jul

Expanding MATs – the importance of due diligence

Based on data in the government website GIAS (Get Information About Schools) 221 schools will have closed and reopened as academies in 2019. Some will be creating new trusts, but many will be joining established MATs and this is where the importance of due diligence on the data protection protocols of joining schools come in. There are various government incentives

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19
Jul

Helping Children understand their Data and Privacy

Making it fun for students to learn about privacy Schools have an obligation to inform their students, parents, staff and others about how their data is used. This is nothing new. What has changed is that there is a lot more data now and more consequences for not doing it.   It is not just about legislation changes within GDPR and

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21
May

Accountability not optional

Accountability, it’s not optional! When people talk about the principles of data protection enshrined in law, it is generated from years of progress around human rights, not just some arbitrary ideas thought up in Brussels. The important word is “protection” and always will be. The 7th principle of data protection is key to demonstrate all other principles are met – accountability. Without

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12
Apr

Information Commissioner draws attention to ‘Accountability’ at recent conference

“This next phase of GDPR requires a refocus on comprehensive data protection – embedding sound data governance in all of your business processes.” Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner Leading up to, and indeed since the implementation of the GDPR we had numerous conversations with schools, local authorities and EdTech suppliers regarding what the GDPR truly meant.  The majority of those we

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8
Apr

Merton Schools’ DPO leading the way in Data Protection

Merton Schools’ DPO leading the way in Data Protection Derek Crabtree, Schools’ ICT Support Manager and DPO for schools in the London Borough of Merton, has been nominated for various awards in recognition of his work to support schools across the Borough in complying with the new data protection laws in the UK. I’m really delighted to have even been

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5
Mar

Elizabeth Denham explores future of enforcement under GDPR

“I just want to remind you, there’s a whole set of new tools that we have that we intend on using and not just fines” Elizabeth Denham is the UK Information Commissioner. She is the person overseeing our data protection laws and clearly has ideas, with an agenda, on how GDPR and DPA18 will be enforced in the UK. These

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6
Jul

What should you do when ICO comes knocking?

The implementation of the GDPR was not the final hurdle, it was just the starting line! You should’t panic if you’re having an ICO Advisory Visit or an ICO Audit, just make sure you understand the difference and what is expected of you. It is now even more important for schools to look at their on-going compliance and ensure they

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