Changes to data protection law

You may be aware that from May, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data.

The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. You will find it on the Academy website under ‘Policies’ within the ‘Our Academy’ menu.

Here is a direct link:
http://smartfuse.s3.amazonaws.com/cc0204066b67e4768cc5e1f36c857e51/uploads/2018/05/BMA-Privacy-Notice-V3.pdf

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, please contact Ian Gover, School Development Officer, Somerset LA – dposchools@somerset.gov.uk

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