Helping you implement new data protection legislation
In our sector we are used to grappling with new legislation, and making a good job of its application in our schools. The new General Data Protection Act – GDPR – is yet another piece of legislation that we need to get grips with, by May 2018. The good news is that if your school is compliant with the current data protection legislation, this can be used as a starting point when things change. The less good news is that there will be some things that you will have to do for the first time, and some things that you will have to do differently. If all this makes you glaze over and you haven’t yet made a plan, our practical seminar in London on February 20 at The Rag, Pall Mall, led by our expert Rob Masson from the DPO Centre, is designed to give you a step by step guide, so that you can implement it in a pragmatic and phased way.
Much of being compliant is concerned with reviewing your current processes – such as doing an audit of what personal information you hold about staff, pupils and parents, where it was sourced and who you share it with. Other activity includes checking that your procedures cover the rights of individuals, how you will respond if you are requested to provide information, how you would report a data breech and how you achieve consent for holding information. As well as delegating a member of staff to be the responsible officer, there will be some staff training to ensure everyone knows how to deal with all types of personal data that you hold in your school.
To provide maximum benefit for delegates, numbers at our seminar have been limited to 20.
Take advantage of our early bird offer and book now, by going to our events page.
This is a joint MTC and Hugh J Boswell event.
Melanie Tucker Principal MTC – the education strategy experts