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GDPR: governors and trustees acting as the DPO

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Last updated on 20 March 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Schools must appoint a data protection officer (DPO) under the GDPR, but for many it's not proving easy to find a suitable candidate in the staff team. Some schools are therefore considering governors or clerks for this role. We look at why you may not be best-placed to take this on.

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  1. 1 Requirement to appoint a DPO
  2. 2 Issues for governors and trustees
  3. 3 Issues for clerks
  4. 4 How should schools appoint their DPO?

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