The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that comes into effect on 25 May 2018. It will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998 and the changes will remain in place even after the UK leaves the EU in 2019.
Under GDPR individuals will have greater control over their own personal data. Your setting may already have a data protection policy in place but GDPR will introduce some significant changes to the current rules. Although it is not yet absolutely certain, exactly how the GDPR will be implemented in practice, some things are already clear. Nurseries and childcare providers need to be aware of these now and to start taking preparatory steps so that they are ready in good time.
However, there is no need to panic. GDPR is an evolutionary change, not revolutionary. You do however need to be taking the appropriate steps to be compliant.
Wales PPA is here to support our members through this change. Over the past months we have issued guidance information on how you can prepare for GDPR, all of which can now be found below!
We have also put together a ‘Members Guidelines for Privacy Policies’ it is important to note that these are for guidance only. Each setting will have it’s own individual requirements and circumstances to consider. For further information and examples of policies visit: ico.org.uk
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