ICO provide guidance to school on the Data Protection Act


All schools need to understand their responsibilities with regards to data security and how the Data Protection Act affects them. Each year a number of schools 'lose' personal data for staff and pupils and the consequences can be a very hefty fine. It is important that all staff know how to deal with data especially if it is sensitive. This document was released in October 2012 to help guide schools and make them address their data security responsibilities.