This course is aimed at individuals who deal with data protection compliance as part of their role.
When the GDPR was first introduced in 2018, there was a lot of focus in the education sector on ensuring compliance with the new law and implementing policies and procedures that met its requirements.
Now that the GDPR has been in force for over two years, the focus has shifted to meeting the practical requirements of on-going compliance and how best to implement those requirements. Understanding the basics principles of data protection law and knowing how to deal to with them (or where to turn to for advice) is fundamental for schools and academies, and effective and compliant data protection policies and procedures are crucial aids when making vital decisions, in time-pressured situations.
This course is aimed at individuals who deal with data protection compliance as part of their role. It serves as both a refresher for the basics of data protection and a practical guide to applying the law when dealing with day to day compliance issues.
The course will focus on what constitutes personal data and when can it be processed; the responsibilities of data protection officers; dealing with data breaches; responding to subject access requests; obtaining consent and the use of school photographs; and when safeguarding prevails.
We will also look at the COVID-19 track and trace procedures, and how to implement them whilst complying with the data protection laws.