General Data Protection Regulation
The existing Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th May 2018 meaning the way businesses and schools manage and process data will need to change to meet legislation.
Under current law, everybody has a duty of care to ensure that data is kept safe and secure. The GDPR will replace the DPA making radical changes to many existing data protection rules and regulations that many organisations currently adhere to in order to strengthen and unite the safety and security of all data held within an organisation. The GDPR places extra responsibilities on people and organisations to ensure information is managed in the right way in compliance with regulation change.
Computer Talk, a responsible IT provider, collects a limited amount of personally identifiable information (PII) and only those that we have identified as necessary to provide the services to our customers. However, where we have access to and process Personal Data on the school’s behalf, we are reviewing and changing our collection and process practices to ensure we meet with the new regulations prior to the GDPR’s effective date.
Once this process has been completed we will be releasing updated policies and processes directly to our customers and updating our website.
Whilst we undertake this process we would be grateful if you could direct any enquiries to GDPR@computertalk.co.uk