How will GDPR affect schools and colleges?
On 25th May 2018 GDPR will begin to take effect across the country for every establishment, business or organisation that collects data. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it will affect schools, colleges and universities in the UK. So how can Shredded Neat help you enforce the new GDPR rules at your school?
GDPR implications for schools
Schools and colleges not only collect the data of their students for administrative purposes when they join, but consent forms, information for school dinners and a pupil’s online log-in can all be considered as personal information, not to mention the data of the staff. Much of the data collected by schools is paper-based, but Shredded Neat can dispose and destroy any media in which you keep information.
The newly appointed Data Protection Officer (DPO) at your school or college need to asses where their data is stored (in ring binders, offsite storage etc) and how long your data should be kept for. For example, how long after a student has left or graduated should their information be kept on file? If you have files that need to be destroyed, Shredded Neat can take them from your premises and do this for you, or we are also happy to work on site with your team.
Student information usually relates to minors and there can be serious consequences if this information is given to or taken by a third party, so make sure your data is completely demolished. Whether you choose to store it on DVD, CD ROM, electronic records, optical media or magnetic tape, Shredded Neat will help your school or college with the correct disposal of documentation to ensure compliance with GDPR.
Keep your school or college GDPR compliant with Shredded Neat
If you would like to know more on how Shredded Neat can help your school or college destroy your data or advise on how to store it, then get in touch with our expert team today! We can help you with all things related to GDPR, so why not call us on 0800 234 6660 or contact us online for a call back at your convenience?