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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect.  The GDPR is a piece of EU-wide legislation which replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 and is designed to strengthen the safety and security of all data held within an organisation, and make sure processing and storage procedures are consistent. As a public organisation, The Palmer Catholic Academy is committed to the protection of all personal and sensitive data for which it holds responsibility.

We already highly value and protect all of our student, parent and staff data and will continue to do so in the light of the new regulations. We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer systems and in paper records to help us with their educational needs.   Please help to keep your child’s records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances.

The policy and notice below is in place to ensure all staff and governors are aware of their responsibilities and outlines how the academy complies with the core principles of the GDPR.