On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in the UK. These are new data protection regulations which build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998.
The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.
We take data protection very seriously at Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery. In line with GDPR requirements, we have already appointed a Data Protection Officer, Mrs Nicola Cook, to oversee our approach to data management and protection.
In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we are reviewing our current policies and practices. We have already updated our privacy notices in line with the new requirements. These can be found by clicking the link below.
As part of this compliance process, we are also seeking to update the consent forms we have received from parents. The new regulations are clear that consent must be up-to-date and clearly recorded. From now on, lack of response cannot be interpreted as implied consent. We therefore ask that you complete the form that was sent out to all parents and return it to school promptly.
To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on http://ico.org.uk
If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to come and speak to Mrs Baker.