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**New Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) affecting all staff**

This week, on Friday 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force and replace the current Data Protection Act 1998.

Although GDPR derives from EU law, it will be UK law even after brexit. Basically, every EU country is adopting the same set of regulations, which will make doing business across the EU much simpler with just one set of rules. While the main principles of data protection remain largely the same, GDPR is much stricter than the current Act. It is more prescriptive in terms of how we must comply and the penalties for non-compliance are more severe.

If you handle data regularly, or you are likely to be the person receiving data protection requests in your school, it’s important that you are aware of the new process to submit a data protection request, and how it will be handled going forward.

Therefore, to help you understand the key principles and changes affecting the Trust, we have created a brief ‘Staff Data Protection’ guide to read and video to watch at your convenience. Click below to access these resources.

Click here to view the Staff Data Protection Guide

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Many staff have already attended training workshops in preparation for the change (and anyone who would like to learn more can see the materials and FAQ at gdpr.dret.cloud). We will continue to offer workshops each month for the foreseeable future.

If you would like to book additional GDPR training for your school, please get in touch with elearning@dret.co.uk.

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