May 25, 2019, marked the GDPR one-year anniversary. However, despite this milestone, there is still some confusion within schools over what exactly is expected of them with regard to data compliance – which is not all that surprising given the complexity of this area of law. Below are some of the common questions I come across and some quick advice.
If you want to share any personal data, no matter how much data or how important it is, you have to identify a “lawful basis” (a legal reason) to do it. The available lawful bases, in summary, are:
In the majority of cases, you can use the public task basis. If the data you are sharing is sensitive – known as “special category data” – you also need to decide on a “condition of processing”. Take particular care when establishing a lawful basis for sharing pupil and staff medical information and safeguarding information, as these are risky areas.
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