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You will no doubt be aware of the up and coming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into effect on 25 May 2018.
Octavo have come up with 7 simple steps to ensure you are on the right path to be compliant:
This is the definition taken from the European Directive:
‘Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;’
A person who determines purpose/manner in which any personal data is processed.
A person who processes the data on behalf of the Controller.
Octavo will be integrating advice and support on GDPR related issues within all the work we carry out in schools.
We are not planning to offer a ‘standalone’ Data Protection Officer service and instead, our recommendation is to select a Board member/ Governor / School Business Manager/ Company Secretary/ LA representative who has sufficient independence from the school to be able to provide an independent perspective. This is likely to mean collaborating with another school and we would be pleased to support our SBM forum members in this role for each other’s schools.
For more information and guidance visit ico.org.uk.