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What is Data Protection?


Data protection refers to safeguarding private and important information from compromise, corruption, and loss. Data protection is becoming ever more important in today’s data-driven society, as the amount of information created and stored expands year-on-year.


Since May 2018, data protection regulation in UK schools must adhere to strict guidelines published in the GDPR legislation. GDPR is the result of a united effort by the EU commission to highlight the importance of data protection across the private, public, and third sectors. This particular set of guidelines is more rigorous than previous legislation and carries severe penalties for non-compliance. All UK schools must both comply with the GDPR provisions and prove to regulators that they have various data protection protocols in place. The documents below relate to the protocols in Cumwhinton.