GDPR and SARs; staying compliant and protected

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection, Chris Cook writes in Education Executive about the GDPR and being prepared to manage subject access requests.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) – which now incorporates the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – adults, children have the right to access their data. Alternatively, an adult with parental responsibility may seek to exercise any of their child’s rights under the DPA on their behalf.

From a school’s perspective a key concern is where pupils – or parents on their behalf – exercise the right to access data in problematic circumstances. For example, where a pupil has been expelled on potentially discriminatory grounds, the data obtained as a result of a subject access request (SAR) might later be used against the school.

To read the full article, click here to go to Education Executive.

CONTACT CHRIS

If you would like more information or advice relating to this article or an Employment law or Data Protection matter, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Cook on 01727 798089.

© SA LAW 2021

Every care is taken in the preparation of our articles. However, no responsibility can be accepted to any person who acts on the basis of information contained in them alone. You are recommended to obtain specific advice in respect of individual cases.

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