ON 25TH MAY 2018, THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) CAME INTO FORCE IN THE UK. THIS NEW DATA PROTECTION REGULATION BUILDS UPON THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF 1998.
The GDPR requires public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data and audit information that we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design’ approach to personal data.
We take data protection very seriously at Oakleigh School and Early Years Centre. In line with GDPR requirements, we have appointed Satswana Ltd as our Data Protection Officer. They can be contacted via email: email@example.com or telephone: 01252 516898.
In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we have reviewed our current policies and practices. We have updated our privacy notices and data protection policy in line with the new requirements.
For the majority of data that we hold on students and parents, the lawful basis for processing is ‘public task’. As a public body, we have various statutory reporting duties regarding safeguarding, attendance, assessment etc. and are required to share information with the Department for Education, the Local Authority and other agencies.
For certain other data, we rely on consent that was gathered as your child joined the school (eg. using your child’s image in publicity for the school or on the school website).
Although the law has changed, the data we hold has not. Of course, we will continue as always to protect the data we hold on you and your child.
To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on http://ico.org.uk.