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Lanyon Bowdler to host courses to help schools understand GDPR

A law firm specialising in working with the education sector in Shropshire and Herefordshire is holding a series of courses to help schools understand the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May.

William Morse, employment partner and head of education at Lanyon Bowdler

The new act will replace the current UK data protection law and will have a significant impact on all organisations that handle personal data, including schools.

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Lanyon Bowdler has put together a training session of practical, detailed guidance, aimed specifically at the education sector to help schools to prepare for and comply with the changes.

William Morse, Head of Education at Lanyon Bowdler, said the sessions would be held at their offices in Hazledine House, Telford, on April 19, the firm’s offices at Chapter House North, Shrewsbury, on April 24 and Holmer Park Spa & Health Club, Hereford, on May 3.

“Everyone is talking about the change which comes into effect on May 25 but many people are not aware of what they actually need to do about it,” he said.

“We spoke to our clients in the education sector to find out what sort of training they really needed and have put together a training course specifically tailored for maintained and independent schools and academies.

“The sessions will give practical insights on exactly what is needed to prepare for and comply with the new legislation and provide guidance on updating existing policies.

“We have also put together a package of documents to help schools in complying with the new data protection law obligations.

“Our GDPR package includes a Data Audit Template, Data Protection Policy and Privacy notices, Taking, Using and Storing Images of Children policy and a Data Retention Policy.”

The sessions will start at 9.30am with registration, presentations will get under way half an hour later and events will finish at 12.30pm. There will then be a light lunch and the opportunity for people to talk to legal specialists on a one-to-one basis.

The cost of attending one of the events is £50 plus VAT per delegate. To book a place, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search “Are You Ready For GDPR” with desired location. Alternatively, telephone Kimmy Forshaw on 01743 280281 or email info@lblaw.co.uk

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