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Data Protection (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are a set of rules detailing how organisations must manage personal data, but only a fifth of schools surveyed recently are aware of the May 2018 enforcement deadline and that the new law applies to them.


GDPR came in to force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing Data Protection Act 1998 and introducing wide-ranging new duties and a completely new approach to managing data in schools.


Whether you have employee data, pupil details or parental contact information – if the data relates to an individual you will be required to comply with these new regulations.


Use Handsam’s easy to access GDPR E-Training course, suitable for all levels of school employees who handle and manage data, to teach your team about data protection quickly and easily. This short course walks through the key aspects of the GDPR legislation and tests participants knowledge of data law and best practice.


On-site Training

Handsam can deliver GDPR and Data Protection Officer (DPO) training at your site to your employees. The training covers the details on the new data terms and key aspects of application and best practice, allowing you to inform your team quickly and effectively of their new roles under the law.


Validation Visits

To help you on your journey to GDPR compliance, Handsam can provide validation visits to quality assure your data documents and practices. A brief tour of your site, a chat and resource review will inform a follow up report with action points to boast your data procedures.


Policies, Quick Guides and Templates

Handsam Quick Guide library has a range of data protection resources on all aspects of data compliance. This includes a large document containing templates to help you build the administrative structures of positive data management. Policy purchasing clients can also use our policy templates for data protection management.


Data Protection Officer Service

Under the terms of GDPR a new data champion has been created to serve as an independent moderator at all levels of data practice, the Data Protection Officer. Handsam can fulfil the role of the DPO for your site, providing impartial independent advice and answering your everyday data questions.

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