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On-going Compliance – ICO Advisory Visits and ICO Audits

On-going Compliance – ICO Advisory Visit and ICO Audit The implementation of the GDPR was not the final hurdle, it was just the starting line! It is now even more important for schools to look at their on-going compliance and ensure they can evidence the steps they are taking. The ICO are

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DfE Publishes GDPR Toolkit for Schools

South West Grid for Learning and GDPR in Schools played active role on DfE GDPR Stakeholder Group DfE Publishes GDPR Toolkit for Schools To mark today’s launch of the DfE’s GDPR Toolkit for Schools, SWGfL and GDPR in Schools, who both helped with its development, have today entered into a

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Dispelling common gdpr myths part 2

Dispelling Common GDPR Myths – part 2 Following on from our blog ‘Dispelling Common GDPR Myths – part 1‘ here are 5 more GDPR myths we have heard and wanted to share to help clear up some of the confusion in schools. Let’s dispel another #5 common GDPR myths Myth #1 –

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400 Supplier Data Maps Published

Over 400 supplier data maps now available in GDPRiS. Thanks to the professional knowledge of our dedicated team, we are delighted to announce that more than 400 supplier product data maps have been published in GDPRiS. Our data maps have been designed in accordance with the forthcoming DfE toolkit

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DfE urges school suppliers to help with GDPR

DfE urges school suppliers to help with GDPR. At GDPRiS, we have been doing everything we can to engage with school suppliers that process data to fulfil their obligation to support schools in complying with the new GDPR. On Thursday 22 March, the DfE published an open letter to school suppliers,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to boost your GDPR compliance with Data discovery

Featured article by Al Kingsley at Netsupport How to boost your GDPR compliance with Data discovery As part of the new the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25th May 2018, many schools are facing the challenge of how to find the tools and resources to cope with the

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Who will be your school’s DPO?

Choosing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) for your school When the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on 25 May 2018, every state funded and private school, as well as nurseries and child care organisations, must name their data protection officer (DPO). This person may be a

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Schools’ obligations data controllers

Schools’ obligations as data controllers Yes, as a school you are classed as the ‘data controller’ so you should make sure that you observe a few things when processing any personal data. Anyone else you are connected with, such as 3rd party suppliers, that also process personal data are

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The data protection time bomb in schools

Yes, you read that right! Unless schools have started preparing for the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018, which brings massive changes to data protection, they really are sitting on a ticking time bomb. The new regulations are intended to strengthen

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