The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. It bought higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. BNSCC has a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
The new GDPR was set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For BNSCC, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using personal data and who it is being used by.
What does GDPR mean for BNSCCS?
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by BNSCC falls under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate our school and Children’s Centres successfully, it means that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases. GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data.
Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of BNSCC, especially if it involves a third party managing the data.
BNSCC must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant. Our Data Protection Officer is Gary Hipple and is he contactable via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BNSCC must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
If you do have any further queries, please do speak with either myself or Bryanna and we will do what we can to assist.
Please click on the link below to view our Privacy Notice. Our Data Protection Policy can be viewed under the Information for Parents/School Policies tab.