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GDPR: what governors and trustees need to do to be compliant
Schools must ensure their data processing complies with data protection law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Here's what your board needs to do to make sure you and your school are compliant, and a downloadable checklist for you to tick off.
- Your whole board needs to understand the law
- Ask senior leaders for evidence of compliance
- Review your own data processing procedures
- Clerks: review your understanding of best practice
- Add data protection to your risk register
- Scrutinise the appointment of the data protection officer
- Designate a data protection ‘champion’
- Decide how you will monitor GDPR compliance
- Local governing bodies in MATs: check the trust is compliant
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