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GDPR – Prepared for the change?

15March

GDPR – Prepared for the change?

THE management of data and information in schools will change with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Steve Nelson, operations director at Calibre Secured Networks, which provides IT services to dozens of schools, warns that those with responsibility for implementation need to start preparing for its arrival.

The GDPR will, from 25 May 2018, replace the Data Protection Act (DPA), signalling a change in the way schools manage and look after a wide variety of data and information: from paper in filing cabinets, through to the keeping of student and staff records to monitoring day-to-day activities and security.

It is essential that the people in charge start planning their approach to GDPR compliance sooner rather than later, and that all those involved are not only made aware of but also understand, the changes and embrace them – it may involve implementing new procedures to deal with greater transparency and individuals’ rights provisions with wider budgetary, IT, personnel, governance and communications implications.

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