Welcome to the GDPR Resource Hub!


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.

The GDPR repeals the EC Directive 95/46 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data which was enacted into UK law by the DPA 1998 in 2000.

The GDPR came into force on the 25 May 2018 and applies to personal data which means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.

In the UK, the new Data Protection Act 2018 also received Royal Assent on 24 May 2018 and some of the provisions under the DPA 2018 also came into force on 25 May 2018.

The DPA 2018 is the UK’s third generation data protection law and repealed the DPA 1998 with effect from 25 May 2018.


What is the difference between the DPA 2018 and the GDPR? 

 The GDPR has direct effect across all EU member states and has already been passed. This means schools, academies and public authorities will still have to comply with the GDPR for most legal obligations. However, the GDPR gives member states limited opportunities to make provisions for how it applies in their country.

One element of the DPA 2018 is the details of these are being enacted into domestic legislation by Parliament. It is therefore important the GDPR and the DPA 2018 are read side by side.


Information and Guidance…

For further information on the  GDPR and the DPA 2018 and how they impact schools and academies, please contact the Data Protection Officer (for schools) at Gateshead Council on 433 2113 / 2192 or by E-mail:  DPO@gateshead.gov.uk

Information may also be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.

….and with a clear focus on School ICT Support service related activities, please remember to check out our GDPR Resources Area regularly for further information and advice……

GDPR Resources Area

The resources area aims to offer advice and guidance relating to the most commonly asked questions by schools and academies

Please click on the images or links below to access the relevant resources…

School ICT Support response to the GDPR
Details of our response to the GDPR and also how we can help you ensure regulatory compliance…
(Current subscription to the Management Information Service and/or Technical Support Service required)

Information and resources on how SIMS can help to support schools with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

User Access permission forms
Download form templates to manage User Access permissions to your curriculum resources.
(A current subscription to the Technical Support Service is required)

Microsoft Office 365 and GDPR
If I use Microsoft Office 365, will I be GDPR compliant?
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Frequently Asked Questions – E-mail Encryption for @gatedu.org account users

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Frequently Asked Questions – Encrypted Flash Drives

Use of Encrypted Flash Drives used for Teaching and Learning