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The General Data Protection Regulation explained

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Last updated on 18 September 2017
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Reforms to data protection which affect schools came into force in May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) determines how personal data is processed and kept safe and the legal rights people have over their own data. Here we explain the GDPR and the changes that schools need to make.

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Contents

  1. 1 What is the General Data Protection Regulation?
  2. 2 Why do governors need to know about it?
  3. 3 What will be different? 
  4. 4 Summary of the regulation
  5. 5 You need a 'lawful basis' for processing data
  6. 6 How to prepare
  7. 7 More information will be published 

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