The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
There are new data protection laws in the UK and across the EU starting on 25th May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As we hold personal data, we must be compliant with these regulations.
Visit the Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website page to find out more. You can also contact the ICO on 0303 123 1113.
We have updated our privacy notices to ensure they meet the requirements of the GDPR: please see below. It is important that you have read and understood the relevant privacy notice, as the school wants to ensure that you understand what we are doing with your data and that you know we are acting legally.
We will post all updates on this page to help keep you as fully informed as possible.
A data breach notification duty is applied to all schools, and those likely to cause damage e.g. identify theft, have to be reported to the ICO within 72 hours. Failure to do so can result in a fine. A data protection impact assessment will be completed, which will likely be carried out when using new technologies and the processing is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals.
All schools are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO for Martin Primary School is Mr. David Powell and he can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07479 266645.