When the General Data Protection Regulation launched on May 25th of this year, many school’s were unsure of how the new rules would impact their websites.
One of the biggest changes of the new framework was the need for consent when it comes to collecting and publishing sensitive data.
Sensitive data in this case refers to the data of all students, staff and parents, and as a result it’s essential that your school website both explains how personal data is processed and asks for permission to store such data.
It’s vital that consent is given clearly and explicitly before any personal data is processed, and parental consent must be given for the school to process the data of any child under the age of 18.
Failure to follow the rules as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation can result in large fines so it’s essential that everyone who has access to the website back end understands the new laws.
In next week’s blog we’ll take a look at some of the other changes introduced as part of the GDPR, including what your content publishing policy document should contain.
iClassCMS school websites are GDPR compliant and in line with all current data laws.
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