Alice Reeve

One year to get compliant

New data-protection legislation comes into force in 2018 and fines are set to rocket if schools are found to be in breach

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Data-protection compliance is vital, and with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force next year, schools should consider its impact in advance.

The GDPR will apply from 25 May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA); fines for non-compliance will be significantly greater.

TES recently discussed at length what this means for schools. Although details still need to be ironed out, schools can expect changes in the following areas:

Insurance: The GDPR is far more favourable for individuals bringing claims that their data rights have been infringed, so ...

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