The way in which schools, academies and other educational providers deal with personal data is being overhauled. The newly introduced GDPR replaces the old Data Protection legislation and governs the way in which schools deal with data in their day-to-day activities.
There will be no aspect of educational provision which is not affected by GDPR.
As a result, schools and educational providers are going to have to mark significant changes to their IT infrastructure, the way they liaise with parents and students, and also the way in which they use data on a day-to-day basis.
With significant fines and reputational risk for getting GDPR wrong, the government has given organisations until May 2018 to get everything in order and ensure that they are compliant with GDPR. However, the changes required by the GDPR are so far reaching that this may not be long enough for many institutions.
In this practical session, data protection lawyers from Stephens Scown will help break down the major changes and give guidance to schools on how they can work towards compliance, through a combination of making sure they have affective legal agreements in place, that their policies are up-to-date and that their internal systems and training regimes are fit for purpose.
This training is being delivered by Stephen Scowns Solicitors