The law relating to data protection is going to change on 25 May 2018. Although this may seem like a long time away, schools and academy trusts will need to start preparing now to ensure that they are compliant with the new legislation. This briefing note provides a brief introduction to the key changes that you need to be aware of. For the purposes of this note, references to “trusts” means both single and multi-academy trusts. In the case of multi-academy trusts, it is important to remember that personal data will be processed by the academies within the trust and by your central team who will also need to ensure they comply with the requirements of the new legislation.
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