GDPR UK: Education

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What Will You Learn?

  • Background: Working in the education sector involves dealing with a vast amount of personal data, especially concerning children. This data can include not only basic personal information but also sensitive information categorized under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) as special category data. Protecting this data is paramount to ensure the safety and privacy of students, staff, and other stakeholders within educational institutions. Therefore, it is crucial for individuals working in education to be well-versed in the regulations surrounding data protection.
  • The Regulation: The UK GDPR outlines strict guidelines and principles regarding the processing and protection of personal data. It not only applies to basic personal data but also extends to special category data, which includes information related to health, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and more. For those working in education, understanding the intricacies of these regulations is essential to ensure compliance and safeguard the privacy of individuals, particularly children.
  • Key components of the UK GDPR in Education Training include:
  • Identifying personal data and special category data: Participants will learn to distinguish between different types of data and understand the implications of handling special category data in educational settings.
  • Keeping children's data safe: Special emphasis will be placed on strategies and protocols for safeguarding children's data, considering their vulnerability and the potential risks associated with data breaches or misuse.
  • Understanding the 7 Principles of the GDPR: Participants will gain a clear understanding of the seven fundamental principles outlined in the GDPR, namely lawfulness, fairness, and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimization; accuracy; storage limitation; integrity and confidentiality (security); and accountability. They will also learn how these principles apply specifically to their work in education.
  • The target audience for this training includes individuals working in various roles within the education sector, such as teachers, administrative staff, school counselors, IT professionals, and anyone else who handles or has access to personal data within educational institutions. Additionally, educators, school administrators, and staff involved in training or supervising others may find this course beneficial for ensuring that their teams are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to adhere to data protection regulations effectively.
  • Given the concise duration of the course (40 minutes) and the provision of a printable certificate upon completion, it is designed to be accessible and convenient for busy professionals in the education sector, allowing them to efficiently enhance their understanding of GDPR compliance without disrupting their daily responsibilities.

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GDPR UK: Education

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