The DPO should have due regard to the risk associated with processing operations, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing. This course provides real practical support and advice for those who have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) role in schools. It will help you to reflect on your day-to-day practice and develop strategies that support appropriate compliance.
Schools are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer; a DPO should be appointed based on their professional qualities and expert knowledge of data protection law and practices. They are to assist you to monitor internal compliance, inform and advise on your data protection obligations, provide advice regarding Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and act as a contact point for data subjects and the supervisory authority. A DPO will help a school demonstrate compliance and are part of the enhanced focus on accountability. The DPO can be an existing employee or externally appointed.
This course will enable you to:
Understand the role of a DPO To support DPOs understand and develop the key requirements of monitoring internal compliance, informing and advising on your data protection obligations in your role as a DPO To develop your understanding of the day-to-day practices required for assisting with compliance against the GDPR regulations 2018 To provide practical tips and guidance to help ensure “privacy by design” is a strength of the school To consider a range of case study material and use this as part of your development for best practice
This course is suitable for school staff appointed as DPO and school staff who have a strategic data protection role in school.