The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) applies to all organisations based in the EU, and to organisations anywhere in the world that do business with or offer services to EU residents.
This means that schools need to demonstrate compliance with the Regulation around the collection, storage and protection of the personal data they process on individuals, including pupils, teachers and other staff, job applicants and governors.
To help you to understand and comply with the requirements of the Regulation, we have released school-focused versions of two of our bestselling GDPR publications: our gap assessment tool and pocket guide. These have been adapted to reflect the specific GDPR requirements of the education environment. They include:
- Revised terminology to match the language used by schools;
- Guidance on the use of consent for the lawful basis for processing; and
- Information on the requirement for schools to appoint a DPO (data protection officer) and who this can be.
EU GDPR Gap Assessment Tool for Schools
This tool provides a structured and straightforward method to self-assess your school’s level of compliance, identify areas for improvement, and plan and prioritise your project.
It comes in Microsoft Excel format for ease of use. It will take you through a series of questions about the GDPR to help establish your next steps for compliance and identify your school’s processes that include personal data.
Once completed, you will receive an easy to read, colour-coded analysis of your level of compliance.
EU GDPR: A pocket guide for schools
This short book provides an accessible overview of the GDPR and the changes you need to make in your school to comply.
Available in print and e-book formats, it will give you a clear and concise introduction to the Regulation.
Save 20% when you order both of our GDPR publications for schools together. Just enter discount code GDPR20 at the checkout.