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GDPR: what governors and trustees need to do

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updated on 16 April 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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From May 2018, schools must ensure their data processing complies with new 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 ready, and a downloadable checklist for you to tick off.

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Contents

  1. 1 Your whole board needs to understand the changes
  2. 2 Ask senior leaders for evidence of preparation
  3. 3 Review your own data processing procedures
  4. 4 Clerks: review your understanding of best practice
  5. 5 Add data protection to your risk register
  6. 6 Scrutinise the appointment of the data protection officer
  7. 7 Designate a data protection ‘champion’
  8. 8 Plan how you will monitor GDPR compliance
  9. 9 Local governing bodies in MATs: check the trust is preparing

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