Schools still unsure about GDPR compliance

Fewer than half of schools believe they are GDPR-compliant according to a snapshot survey published last week.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May last year in what was the biggest change to how organisations process personal information in the last 25 years.

The GDPR rules apply to all businesses and organisations, including schools, that use personal data and require them to be more transparent in how this data is used and processed.

Among the requirements, schools must have the proper opted-in consent in order to hold people’s data, while GDPR also gives people increased rights to access the data organisations hold about them.

GDPR contained new provisions intended to enhance the protection of children’s personal data. This included privacy notices for children, which must be written in a clear, plain way that a child will understand.

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