• DfE broke pupil data protection laws, damning ICO audit reveals

    The Department for Education broke data protection laws in the way it handles pupil data, the information watchdog has ruled, following an investigation that revealed widespread failures. The Information Commissioner’s Office has concluded that the DfE failed to meet several articles of the general data protection regulations (GDPR), which govern the management and use of

    11.34 Oct. 7th, 2020 | News

  • ICO receives hundreds of unnecessary school referrals as leaders struggle with GDPR

    The information watchdog dealt with hundreds of unnecessary referrals relating to schools in the year after tough new data protection rules were introduced. Of 1,385 school cases handled by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the first year of the general data protection regulations (GDPR), just 208 (15 per cent) resulted in orders to take

    19.00 Jul. 5th, 2019 | News

  • The essential school guide to GDPR

    The general data protection regulations (GDPR) aren’t just for schools; they apply to every European organisation that handles personal data. The aim of the new law is to return control to individuals by allowing them to request deletion or disclosure of their data: and the onus is on organisations to provide evidence of their data

    5.00 Feb. 14th, 2018 | Opinion

  • How schools should be preparing for GDPR

    New data laws come into force next May; Theresa Kerr explains how to comply A lot of schools are aware that the law on data protection is changing but are not sure what it will mean for them in practice. A school business manager recently asked even asked me if he should be losing sleep

    5.00 Oct. 14th, 2017 | Opinion