GDPR resource hub for governors and trustees
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.
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.
- Downloadable 1-minute briefing
We summarise the GDPR in just one page, which you can download as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
- 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.
Actions your board needs to take
- Prepare for the GDPR: advice and checklist
Here are the actions your board needs to take to get your school ready for these reforms.
- Approve your data protection policy and privacy notices: models
Use our GDPR-compliant model data protection policy and privacy notices, approved by Forbes Solicitors, to help you benchmark and review your school's policy.
- 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.
- Appointing a DPO: should governors and trustees take on the role?
Some schools are considering governors or clerks for this role. We look at why you may not be best-placed to take this on.
Your entire board needs to understand these changes
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