22 May The Education Specialists are GDPR compliant
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which is effective from 25 May 2018. It strengthens the rules under the Data Protection Act (1998) by introducing new obligations for organisations and rights for individuals.
What does it mean for you?
The Education Specialists are fully compliant with GDPR. All of our staff are required to be familiar with GDPR and their personal responsibilities.
In accordance to the GDPR guidelines, we have implemented the new rights for individuals. In summary these include;
- Right to withdraw consent – no further processing of data
- Right of rectification of inaccurate or incomplete data
- Right to erasure
- Right of data portability – ie to transfer personal data to another party
- Right to object
- Rights re automated decision making
What do you need to know?
When processing data, The Education Specialists undertake and ensure the following;
- The processing is lawful, fair and in a transparent manner
- Data is collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- Data is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed
- The data is accurate and where necessary, kept up to date
- Data is kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed
- The data is processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of personal data
How does this affect staff working in schools?
All staff within schools must be aware of GDPR. Anyone who handles personal data will be affected, even if that’s an attendance register.
Schools handle a large amount of personal data. This includes information on pupils, such as grades, medical information, images and much more. Schools will also hold data on staff, governors, volunteers and job applicants. The Education Specialists recommend that you check with each individual school you are placed at, and understand their expectations in relation to GDPR and data.
- As a member of our supply team you must treat all data within school the upmost confidentiality and be aware of the importance of not taking data off site.
- Reporting a breach: staff must understand what constitutes a breach and, if they suspect a breach has occurred, report it to the school designated officer.
For more information on GDPR and your rights contact our HR department on 0151 4808818.