European Data Protection Digest

ICO Report Gives Data Protection Advice to Schools

STUDENT PRIVACY—UK

September 20, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released recommendations to help schools ensure internal privacy protection practices are in line with the Data Protection Act. The ICO surveyed 400 schools and found that schools need to improve data protection compliance. An ICO representative said, “The survey results showed that whilst awareness of the law was broadly good, knowledge on how to comply with it wasn’t always there.” He added, “I’d urge teachers and heads to take a look at our recommendations and make sure they’re complying with the law.”
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