General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


What is GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation

As a society, we’re creating vast amounts of digital information each day and the laws that govern our personal information were in need of updating.


The result is the mutually agreed European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on May 25 2018. It will change how businesses, public sector organisations and schools can handle the information of their customers or in schools its parents, children and staff.


What are your rights

  • we are required to ask your consent to use the data that we hold on your child you have the right to withdraw that consent
  • you have the right to be informed – all schools must be transparent in how they are using personal data
  • you have the right to data portability – this allows individuals to retain and reuse their personal data for their own purpose
  • you have the right to object – in some circumstances, individuals are entitled to object to their personal data being used
  • you have the right to rectification of incorrect or incomplete data and a duty to ensure we are informed if any information changes– giving individuals the right to rectify personal data
  • you have the right to erasure – often referred to the right to be forgotten


How is school data used?

The following document outlines important information for staff, students and parents relating to how we use the data we collect.


Rivington Primary’s DPO is HY Education who can be contacted 0161 543 8884 or email at

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