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Alma Primary School

GDPR

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation.

In very simple terms, the General Data Protection Regulation can be likened to an up-to-date version of the Data Protection Act.  When the first data protection laws were introduced in 1998, Google didn’t even exist. The GDPR recognises that our world – and the way our personal data is processed – has changed significantly in the last two decades.
 
What is the GDPR aiming to achieve?
 
The GDPR was created to strengthen data protection for people within the EU. It aims to give individuals more control over their personal data and make it easier for them to access.  The new rules introduced by the GDPR are designed to make sure that people’s personal information is protected – no matter where it is sent, processed or stored – even outside the EU, as may often be the case on the internet.
 
When will these rules be introduced?
 
The new rules were approved by the European Parliament in 2016 and will come into effect from the 25th May 2018.
 
Please see below all policies and documents relating to GDPR.  
 
If you have any questions with regards to these documents and the regulations please contact the school office.
  1. Information Asset and Retention Schedule
  2. Article 35 Data Protection Impact Assessment
  3. Data Breach Policy
  4. Data Protection Policy
  5. Privacy Notice
  6. Article 30 Register of Processing Activities