General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Data plays a key part within a modern education system. It provides the opportunity to effectively monitor the progress of learners. It allows evaluation within evidence-based practice, and provides the opportunities for huge efficiencies in how school life operates.

Neil McIvor, Chief Data Officer, Department for Education

The new data protection legislation came into effect on 25th May 2018.
Please click here to access Stoborough CE VA Primary School’s Privacy Notice.

How is the Data Protection Act used in schools?
The Data Protection Act is designed to protect the privacy of individuals. It requires any personal information about an individual to be processed securely and confidentially. In a school setting, this includes information relating to both staff and pupils.
What are the 8 principles of the Data Protection Act?
The Eight DPA Principles
• Fairly and lawfully processed.
• Processed for limited purposes.
• Adequate, relevant and not excessive.
• Accurate.
• Not kept for longer than is necessary.
• Processed in line with your rights.
• Secure.
• Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection.


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