Countdown to GDPR #2

Steve Forbes

Senior Product Manager
RM Education

The purpose of the new GDPR regulation is to shift control of EU citizens’ personal data to that of the owner of that data.

Personal data is defined as relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (the data subject) and could be a name, username, location data or details held in online identifiers such as IP addresses or cookies. There are many reasons for a school to be handling personal data, for example:

  • Processing data to perform a task in the public interest
  • To enable them to fulfil legal obligations such as the school census
  • As an employer of the staff within the schools
  • For extracurricular activities, publications or events, in these cases they will require consent from parents

RM have a range of software and services to support you in evaluating how GDPR compliant you currently are and to identify steps for improvement. Find out more about these services here:

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