The GDPR changes the way schools must store and protect the data they hold on staff, pupils and parents; it also means that any third-parties who handle your school data must be GDPR compliant themselves.
Supplier data mapping is an important element of GDPR and can help your school effectively prove your compliance, as well as the compliance of your suppliers. By mapping your supplier data flows, you can identify the information that your school keeps and how it moves from one location to another, such as from suppliers and sub-suppliers through to parents.
However, manually mapping these data flows for all of your third party suppliers can be a daunting and time consuming task. As a result of this, the GDPRiS platform now has over 400 supplier data maps from leading EdTech companies already built in to the system. This directly reflects the advice provided to schools in the forthcoming DfE GDPR Toolkit.
Whilst this is great news for schools, there is still much work to do with suppliers. The DfE recognises this and has published an open letter to suppliers asking them to become more proactive by engaging with their school customers.
GDPRiS has a dedicated team focused on bringing to you data maps and compliance information for all your suppliers, and the number of supplier data maps within the system will continue to grow. Find out more about ensuring your school is fully ready with our dedicated GDPR compliance tool and take the time, cost and stress out of GDPR compliance.