Data Collection - Fair Processing Privacy Notice

The ‘Data Protection Act 1998’ established certain safeguards regarding the use of personal data by organisations including the schools. The Act gives rights to those (known as data subjects) about whom data is held, such as pupils, parents and teachers. This includes:

▪ the right to know the types of data being held
▪ why it is being held
▪ to whom it may be communicated

Being transparent and providing accessible information to individuals about how we use their personal data is a key element of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The school provides this information in a privacy notice which informs parents, pupils and staff:

▪ what data is collected about them
▪ for what purposes the data is collected
▪ how the data is used (processed)
▪ what the lawful basis is for processing
▪ how long is the data retained
▪ who the data is shared with
▪ why the data is shared

 From 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Act will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).