GDPR resource hub for governors and trustees

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Last updated on 29 March 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
This is your go-to hub for practical support with helping your school to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so you're ready when it comes into force on 25 May 2018.

This is your go-to hub for support with helping your school to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018.


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Getting yourself and your board up to speed

  • The GDPR explained
    This article will help you get to grips with the key points of the legislation.
  • GDPR jargon buster
    The world of data protection is filled with jargon and technical terms, but our GDPR glossary makes it accessible for you.
  • GDPR mythbuster
    Avoid the scaremongering around the GDPR and use our mythbuster to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to visitor books, photo archives, fines, consent and more.

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Actions your board needs to take

  • Reconsider governor email accounts
    Using a school email address will help you to meet the GDPR requirement to prevent a data breach and respond to subject access requests quickly.

Your entire board needs to understand these changes

Make sure you all have access to The Key

Membership of The Key includes an unlimited number of logins for your school


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