General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection

What is GDPR?

Things are changing! 

The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.

Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.

In response to the new legislation, we have updated our Privacy Notices, Policies and Consent Forms to make sure we are GDPR compliant.

Follow the link for more information GDPR

Data Protection Officer

The school’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted via the following methods:

Write to: Data Protection Officer, Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box 100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

Tel No: 0191 520 5555

Email: Data.Protection@sunderland.gov.uk