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GDPR and Data Protection

Neil McIvor, Chief Data Officer of the Department for Education has written:

"Data plays a key role in our modern education system by providing opportunities to monitor effectively the progress of learners, enabling robust evaluation of methods, promoting evidence-based practice, and providing opportunities for huge efficiency improvements in school operations. The use of data across our sector and beyond has developed significantly in recent years. It is therefore right that the law, processes and capabilities required for effective custodianship of children's data were updated to meet the growing demands imposed by modern data protection challenges. The new data protection legislation that came into effect in May 2018 provides both challenges and opportunities. Understanding, aligning and complying with the new law is a challenge for all organisations, big or small. It does, however, provide an opportunity to refresh our policies and procedures relating to the safe stewardship of data. The new legislation is generating momentum around auditing where organisations are, identifying risks, and developing coherent plans to manage them down. It also places a firm emphasis on citizens being informed on the use of data and their associated rights. If our sector is to be entrusted to hold sensitive data about children across the country and exploit the benefits modern data technologies enable us, then the new challenges are to be welcomed."

Much of the best practice associated with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 is based on the Data Protection Act 1998. That said, GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 introduce new elements and provide an opportunity for organisations to review their current data protection and privacy practices. Bournemouth School for Girls, for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018, is the Data Controller. Our Data Protection Officer is Mrs Katherine Jackson who can be contacted at kjackson@bsg.bournemouth.sch.uk. Bournemouth School for Girls is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

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PDF Governors Privacy Policy November 2019 Download >
PDF Privacy Notice For The School Workforce November 2019 Download >
PDF Subject Access Request Policy May 2018 Download >
PDF Subject Access Request Form May 2018 Download >