What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It has been developed by the European Parliament, with the aim of strengthening and standardising data protection laws for individuals within the European Union.
It is designed to simplify and unify data protection laws across all countries in the EU (including UK even after Brexit).
The regulation is enforceable from 25 May 2018, at which point businesses need to ensure they are fully compliant.
What data is covered by GDPR?
GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ and ‘sensitive personal data’, but not to ‘business data’;
Personal Data is any information that allows a person to be directly or indirectly identified. The obvious fields of “personal data” are names and identity numbers, but factors such as location and online identifiers (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) also count under the ICO definition.
Our Commitment to GDPR
Data is very important to our school. It has therefore always been essential that our data is both accurate and sensitively handled in accordance with best practice.