General Data Protection Regulation

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Motion #29

THAT Conference notes that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to all schools and colleges from May 2018. Recognising that the GDPR has many commendable features, Conference nonetheless notes that its introduction brings additional duties for school and college leaders, additional tasks that will fall to support staff, additional costs and the need for relevant training.

Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council urge the DfE to publish succinct and accessible advice for schools and colleges on GDPR implementation and to guarantee access to supplementary funding, where necessary, for training and implementation.