DfE updates privacy notices for schools and Local Authorities

The DfE has updated its privacy notice user guidance and also the following suggested privacy notice templates, to reflect the need for parental consent if a parent objects to the sharing of additional pupil information with local authorities and youth support services:

All schools, Local Authorities, DfE and other educational bodies that process personal data about pupils are required by the Data Protection Act to issue a Privacy Notice to parents, to inform them and their child/children of the purposes for which that personal data may be held and used. This includes Non-Maintained Special Schools (NMSSs), City Technology Colleges (CTCs), Free Schools and Academies. They must also issue a Privacy Notice to all members of staff to inform them how their personal data is processed for the purposes of the Workforce Census.

Schools can use and amend these examples of privacy notices to suit their local needs and circumstances which can be found on the GOV.UK website


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Published: 06/09/2019
Audience: Admin Staff, Senior Management
Contact: Ceekay Schofield

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