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Schools need more guidance on GDPR.

Schools need more guidance on GDPR.

You may have been sick of getting GDPR emails in your inbox, but for Sheffield schools the headache of data protection changes shows no signs of abating.

Many of us had no idea that the General Data Protection Regulations were looming on the horizon until the flurry of mail activity prior to the May 25 deadline.

There are lots of disagreements between how far schools have to go to ensure they are compliant with the new law


In schools, senior leadership teams may have had an awareness of the implications for their school, but this was only passed down to teaching staff at the last minute in many cases.


Several teachers I know still have very little clue what the new GDPR changes actually mean, which is worrying because parents – and in some cases children – can now flag up breaches which could potentially result in a sizable fine.

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