Data protection: toolkit for schools

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Department of Education issued its Data Protection: a toolkit for schools

Department of Education has issued its Data Protection a toolkit for schools Beta version which is now going through an informal consultation process until the 1st June.  This is subject to this review and may also change when the data protection bill is finalised

This Guidance will support schools with data protection activity, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 all organisations handling personal data, including schools, need to have the right governance measures.

This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for data management, from collecting and handling the data through to the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to data breaches.

As this is new content DFE are asking schools and other interested parties for feedback. These responses will then be used to improve and update the guidance. Please send any comments by 1 June 2018 to with the subject heading ‘GDPR toolkit feedback’.


Published: 24/04/2018
Audience: Head-teachers, Business Managres and School Governors
Contact: Dani Mistry

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