Holding data about students, staff and volunteers is vital for the education sector. GDPR is important for more or less every sector, but for the education sector more than most, due to reputation management and their responsibility in protecting minors.
Our GDPR blog contains actionable insights from our data and privacy experts for event management companies to prepare and live with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect; most of the attention has been focused on commercial entities, businesses that are located in or have customers in the EU, the road to compliance and the dreaded penalties for non-compliance, up to 4% of global turnover. However, as the11th October 2018
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect, and non-compliance can result in significant penalties, up to 20 million euros or four percent of total revenue, whichever is larger. GDPR increases personal data ownership by EU residents and Colleges and Universities are gearing up for immense changes to their existing processes. The11th October 2018
Why do schools & universities need to be GDPR compliant?
- GDPR contains new provisions intended to improve the protection of children’s personal data (anyone under 18).
- Schools, colleges, universities and alike handle a huge amount of personal data such as grades and medical information. Some of this data may be special category data such as race, therefore regulations are tighter than usual.
- Taking photos is often a part of the school, college and university activities, but with the GDPR regulations, this process will need looking at and revising, as a photo of someone counts as personal data.
Things universities need to know about GDPR
The dust from GDPR’s May 25th, 2018 date has not settled and the data protection community is now bracing itself for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Several states in the U.S are following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with similar privacy initiatives. On 28th June 2018, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law:10th October 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th, 2018, the most expansive overhaul of privacy regulations in a generation. Within days, high-profile cases were launched against the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. However, 4 months on why haven’t we seen a wave fines imposed on the thousands of complaints received10th October 2018