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Following on from a forum question last week I thought it might be helpful to go through some of the issues that you might need to take into consideration in preparation for the GDPR that comes into effect next year.
I have been using this document as the basis of this piece: Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 12 steps to take now [ ICO. V.20 201700525]
Thing you need to know:

  •  GDPR stands for: General Data Protection Regulation
  • The new regulation comes into effect from 25th May 2018
  • Much of it is the same as the current Data Protection Act requirements - however some things are different, and you need to know about them!

Something you need to do first: Work out who in your team will be able to help make sure you're compliant. It's probably good to have at least a couple of you working together so you can help each other out. 

You may also want to designate a Data Protection Officer. They will be able to advise you and check that you have done everything you need to. Not every setting will need this though - we'll come back to whether you do in post #11.

This is what early years settings might like to think about in preparation. 

  • Use the '12 steps to take now' document to audit what they already do to meet data protection requirements. 
  • Use the audit sheet provided in each separate thread to document the audit process
  • Collate details into a 'To Do' list - make action plan 
  • Complete action plan!

This is #1 of 12 threads which will help you think about what you need to do to be ready for 25th May 2018

Awareness section.docx (attached  so that you can download it and write in it - the boxes will get bigger as you type in them)

Text in red is to show examples of what you might write in the different sections, this will be particular to your own setting

1.    Awareness

By putting your mind to completing the grid you will be able to think about all the people that are affected by the data you collect, store and share. This will help you manage the requirements of the GDPR - you will know who needs to know what and why!

Table section 1.png

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