Written by the specialist Information Law team at well-known Education Law advisors Forbes Solicitors, this book sets out practical guidance and suggestions based on experience of advising schools and colleges on their policies and practices before during and after the change to GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Data protection compliance needn’t and shouldn’t get in the way of education, safeguarding or effective school management.
A sensible compliance plan, supporting documents and clear procedures on what to do if there’s a data breach or a subject rights request can head off a lot of the problems that often arise in dealing with information about pupils, parents, staff and governors and manage the risk of fines or claims.
About the authors
The Information Law team at Forbes Solicitors regularly advises schools, colleges, charities and a wide range of public and private sector organisations about data protection law and practice. The team is involved in delivering briefings to education sector events and providing training to school leaders and to staff through shared sessions or in-house.
Their experience of advising schools and supporting Data Protection Officers in their daily responsibilities provides the basis for this book.