The General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018 replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 in May 2018. This legislation governs how personal data should be handled to protect individuals and is hereinafter collectively referred to as data protection legislation.
The Governing Body for the Isle of Wight Education Federation (which includes Carisbrooke College, Medina College and The Island VI Form) collect and use personal information (referred to in the Data Proection Act as personal data) about staff, students, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the schools. This information is gathered in order to enable the provision of education and other associated functions. In addition, the schools may be required by law to collect, use and share certain information. Consequently, it is required to hold, manage and process any personal data fairly, lawfully and in accordance with all data protection legislation requirements.
The schools are each registerd as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and have appointed an Isle of Wight Local Authority based Data Protection Officer. The Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer at the Isle of Wight Council takes on this role and informs, advises and monitors each school’s compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Full details of this are available on the ICO website.
The schools issue Privacy Notices which summarise what information is held, why it is held and the other organisations to whom information may be passed on to.