The EU GDPR - An Introduction

Learn about the General Data Protection Regulations
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Understand what the GDPR is.
Understand what is new.
Most importantly, why you should do anything about it.


  • You should be in a school or organisation.
  • You should either be in the European Union or trade in the European Union.


The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are a new set of European Union regulations designed to protect the personal data of EU citizens.

GDPR has far reaching implications for all organisations handling personal data. And organisations have until 25 May 2018 to become complaint with the new regulations.

GDPR will apply to all 'public bodies and authorities', the definition of which is likely to be that used for the Freedom of Information purposes. This includes local authorities, universities, publicly funded museums, state schools and NHS trusts.

GDPR allows any European protection authority to take action against organisations, regardless of where they are based. And enforcement is backed by fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of group annual global turnover.

Learn about the GDPR in this course. Find out what it is, what is new, and why you need to know about it.

Who this course is for:

  • You should be interested in an organisation or school's responsibilities.
  • You could be a headteacher, CEO, or data governance colleague.


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The DAISI Team, part of Nottingham City Council, is made up of talented and passionate analysts that specialise in education data outcomes and trends. We provide services for all types of schools, Local Authorities and education trusts; Primary Schools, split phase schools, Free schools, Secondaries, Specials and Academies.

We work with senior leaders, staff and governors in schools, academies and other education establishments to improve outcomes for children and young people through the provision of data analysis and performance reports, support for completing statutory returns, provision of bespoke data reports and training to schools, academies and partnerships.

We also work in partnership with other local authorities in delivering data and reporting solutions to support the strategic use of education data within the local authority and providing traded services to its local schools and academies.

DAISI is the creator of many National products to assist schools across England, such as ASaP and Question Level Analysis, and our first course on Udemy, the Ofsted Inspection Dashboard Explained video course.

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