In 2016, there were 2,168 data breaches reported to the ICO - only 166 were in education.
With the new regulations making reporting mandatory and with increased responsibilities, this figure looks set to rise if schools fail to prepare for GDPR.
What is GDPR?
GDPR is a complete data protection game changer for every organisation. The new regulations are intended to strengthen and unify the safety and security of all data held within an organisation. It will bring new demands and challenges that will impact school resources and ultimately finances. GDPR increases the responsibility schools have to inform parents and learners about how their data is being used and by whom.
In education, there has always been a culture that values every person's rights and freedoms. Whilst there are many extra demands required to map and audit personal data stored and shared, schools with existing rigid data protection policies should see GDPR as an opportunity to improve the way they work.
The complete GDPR Support package from Entrust Education Technologies
GDPR compliance is an ongoing effort that is expected of us all. In recognition of this, Entrust Education Technologies would like to present GDPR Assist.
GDPR Assist is the compliance aid that will continue to support schools throughout the year with varying levels of assistance. Offering six "mix & match" service options ranging from basic support through to a bespoke, tailored package, Entrust Education Technologies has the solution to meet your school's unique GDPR needs.
If you would like to meet and exceed the requirements for GDPR compliance, get in touch with us today.