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Data Protection Act 2018

 

Overview

 

The Data Protection Act updates data protection laws for the digital age. It received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018.

 

Digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives in the twenty years since the last Data Protection Act was passed

 

The new Data Protection Act:

  • Makes our data protection laws fit for the digital age in which an ever increasing amount of data is being processed.
  • Empowers people to take control of their data.
  • Supports UK businesses and organisations through the change.
  • Ensure that the UK is prepared for the future after we have left the EU.

 

The text of the Data Protection Act and related document can be found here on legislation.gov.uk. Historical documents relating the passage of the Act can be found on the Parliament website.

 

On the 25 May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated Data Protection Bill replaces the current Data Protection Act 1998.

This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.

 

 Here at South Normanton Nursery School, we’re taking steps to review and up date our processes around how we are handling your information and have appointed a Data Protection Officer and assigned a named Governor to lead on GDPR, to help us get ready for the changes. We have received training around the subject and have completed an audit of our 'data' assets and the processes and procedures relating to Data Protection. From this we have gathered actions that will ensure we can evidence our compliancy under GDPR.

We will publish more information about how we are meeting the GDPR on this page in due course, which will include a privacy notice explaining how we handle pupil information, what rights you have and how to exercise them and our policies around this.

Documents will be posted below as they are reviewed and/or approved. 

 

If in the meantime you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk 

 

Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email us at email: headteacher@southnormanton.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

 

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