GDPR in Schools

19
Mar

Dispelling common gdpr myths 1

Dispelling Common GDPR Myths – part 1 There is much panic related to the implementation of GDPR in May 2018, yet it is pertinent to note that GDPR came into effect in 2016 and organisations were given 18 months to prepare before the enforcement of the new regulations begins. Compared to many private organisations, schools are much better placed to

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6
Mar

Capita SIMS Partner with GDPRiS to help schools meet requirements of the GDPR

Capita SIMS Partner with GDPRiS to help schools meet requirements of the GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on Friday 25 May and we are delighted to announce that Capita SIMS have partnered with us to further raise awareness in schools and help them on their journey to GDPR compliance. Announcing the partnership Tony Sheppard, Operations

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13
Feb

Making sense of the GDPR jargon for schools

Making sense of the GDPR jargon for schools Everyone wants to do the right thing in protecting personal data in schools. However, you must understand the language relating to data protection and privacy, and this can be quite baffling. Where possible misunderstandings can take place, you will inevitably find myths cropping up – we’ll be dispelling a load of myths

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11
Jan

Which suppliers should schools be auditing under GDPR?

Confusion is arising regarding which of the 100s of suppliers used by a school should become part of a data audit under GDPR. There are 2 steps to establish this. Step 1 Identify all suppliers in school Step 2 From this list find out which supplier processes personal data for you Every supplier will not need to be audited, only

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3
Nov

How concerned should schools be about Consent?

How concerned should schools be about Consent? Like many of you, we’ve never understood why parts of the press, and some consultants, have made such a strong push on the fact that everything centres around the ‘consent’ element of the legal basis for processing data. According to the ICO “Consent is not the ‘Silver Bullet’ for GDPR Compliance”. Here’s what

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2
Nov

GDPRiS shortlisted for BETT Awards 2018

GDPRiS shortlisted for BETT Awards 2018. We are delighted to announce that GDPRiS is a finalist in the Start-up of the Year category of the BETT Awards 2018. The BETT Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. The awards form an integral part of the BETT show every year, the

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30
Oct

Fulfilling your role as DPO

Fulfilling Your Role as DPO. If you have been appointed your school’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) you are probably wondering what you need to do next. To help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a DPO, we will run through everything you need to know about being your school’s DPO. For more information about WHO can be appointed

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18
Oct

Why school data must be “accurate and up-to-date”

Why school data must be “accurate and up-to-date” Having accurate data is about much more than keeping Ofsted, or the ICO happy when they come to scrutinise or audit your school’s GDPR compliance. Good quality data will bring a wealth of benefits to your School, including: Quick and easy communication with parents Help safeguard students will medical or dietary requirements

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