Who is responsible for data protection?

One of the key changes in new regulations is that all organisations, including schools, have to ​show accountability.​ This means the School and all its employees ​have to be responsible ​for safeguarding other peoples’ personal data.

Schools have to be proactive in showing accountability – including through training and raising awareness amongst staff. All staff​ are responsible for taking steps to safeguard personal information.
Some steps you can take are:
● Create strong ​passwords​ for devices;
● Lock away​ / put documents out of sight when you are not using them;
● Ensure School ​visitors​ are supervised;
● Be aware of email and telephone ​scams​ phising for personal information.

Reflective Task:

What security measures do you have in place to protect:
1) Your sensitive information?
2) Personal information of pupils and/or colleagues?
Think of ways that you could change your current practice in order to further comply with GDPR in school. What will you change?

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