Don't let your school hit the headlines
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.