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The GDPR and why it’s important!

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The GDPR and why it’s important!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important piece of legislation for school of all sizes. It sets out rules and regulations for how school can collect, use, and store personal data. The GDPR applies to any school that processes the personal data of individuals in the European Union, regardless of where the business is based.

Applies to all school in the EU

In addition, the GDPR helps to level the playing field for all school operating within the EU. By setting clear rules for how personal data must be handled, the GDPR ensures that all school are held to the same standards and that they cannot gain an unfair advantage by mishandling personal data.

Legal Compliance

Firstly, the GDPR sets out strict rules for how school must handle personal data, including requirements for obtaining personal lawfully, securely storing and protecting personal data, and responding to requests from individuals to access or delete their personal data.

Non compliance leading to fines

Secondly, the GDPR introduces significant fines for businesses that fail to comply with its rules. These fines can be up to 4% of a business’s global annual revenue or €20 million (whichever is greater), making noncompliance a serious risk for school.

Build and maintain customer / client trust

Thirdly, it helps to build trust and confidence with customers and clients. By showing that they take personal data protection seriously, school can demonstrate their commitment to responsible and ethical data practices, which can help to improve their reputation and build long-term relationships with customers and clients.

Overall, the GDPR is important for businesses because it helps to protect the personal data of individuals, promotes trust and confidence with your clients/customers, and ensures a level playing field for school of all sizes. By complying with the GDPR, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to responsible data handling and build stronger customer relationships.

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The Ark HQ™

At The Ark HQ™, we understand that managing compliance obligations can be challenging. That’s why we offer school-friendly solutions that make compliance easy for you and your staff.