GDPR in Schools

21
Jan

Helping schools comply with the GDPR security principle

GDPRiS partners with CyberSecurity app Secure Schools to help schools comply with the GDPR security principle. We are delighted to announce our partnership with Secure Schools to further help schools comply with data protection law and in particular the GDPR security principle. Talking about the partnership, Tony Sheppard, Head of Services at GDPR in Schools said “The growing importance of

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13
Dec

Brexit, GDPR and Schools – the next steps

Brexit, GDPR and Schools The nation has spoken – Brexit is going to happen and happen very quickly. So how will this affect your data protection processes in school and what do you need to do? Over the past few months the GDPR in Schools team have been keeping an eye on how the wind has been blowing around the

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26
Nov

GDPR – Top 3 facts

GDPR – Top 3 Facts 3 good reasons to stop burying your head in the sand! So many organisations, schools included, have spent a long time since the GDPR was introduced in May 2018 with their heads buried in the sand. Recent developments in the data protection arena show that it is the time to stop burying your head in

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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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