On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in the UK. These are new data protection regulations build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998.
The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.
We take data protection very seriously at Hartsfield School. In line with GDPR requirements, we have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO), Mrs Bowen, to oversee our approach to data management and protection. Mrs Lynda Caldwell is the Deputy DPO.
In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we are reviewing our current policies and practices.