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What is the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) and how does it relate to school?
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).
- The GDPR sets out the principles for data management and the rights of the individual, while also imposing fines that can be revenue-based.
- The GDPR covers all companies that deal with data of EU citizens, so it is a critical regulation for corporate compliance officers at banks, insurers, and other financial companies.
- GDPR came into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.
- Schools are required to inform pupils and their families about how their personal data may be collected and used.
- Schools will be required to revise their privacy notices to include further information on processing individuals’ personal data, in order to be compliant with the GDPR.