UK GDPR: questions to ask your DPO

Find out what questions you can ask your data protection officer (DPO) and what to look for in the answers, so you're confident that your school or trust is compliant.

Last reviewed on 1 May 2024
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Contents
  1. Ask for a UK GDPR report 
  2. Questions to ask

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All schools must have a data protection officer (DPO) who takes responsibility for monitoring data protection compliance and has the knowledge, support and authority to do so effectively.

Ask for a UK GDPR report 

If you're a maintained school governing board or board of trustees, whoever holds the DPO role should report to you on data protection matters. This so you can assure yourself that your school or trust is compliant with the UK GDPR. If you haven't received a data protection report, ask for one. 

If you're on a local governing body in a MAT, check your scheme of delegation to see whether you have any responsibilities here. If your school has a data protection champion at school level, you may receive a report from them.

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