The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an European Union (EU) regulation which came into force on 25 May 2018. It changed how schools process and handle data, with the key aim of giving greater protection and rights to individuals.
The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.
The GDPR sets out the key principles that all personal data must be processed in line with.
Data must be: processed lawfully, fairly and transparently; collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes; limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed; accurate and kept up to date; held securely; only retained for as long as is necessary for the reasons it was collected
There are also stronger rights for individuals regarding their own data.
The individual’s rights include: to be informed about how their data is used, to have access to their data, to rectify incorrect information, to have their data erased, to restrict how their data is used, to move their data from one organisation to another, and to object to their data being
used at all
Upton Snodsbury's Data Protection Officer contact details:
School Data Protection Officer at Warwickshire Legal Services
School Data Protection Officer
Warwickshire Legal Services
Warwickshire County Council
Upton Snodsbury's Data Protection Documents: