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Data protection

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by ahoyhoy, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Is it legal for a school to produce a list of staff personal contact details, then distribute it to members of staff without the permission of those members of staff? In fact, to distribute it even though some members of staff have actually raised objections? A breach of data protection law? Opinions and advice would be welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. Is it legal for a school to produce a list of staff personal contact details, then distribute it to members of staff without the permission of those members of staff? In fact, to distribute it even though some members of staff have actually raised objections? A breach of data protection law? Opinions and advice would be welcome. Thanks.
     
  3. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    Absolutely not.
     
  4. If the data subjects have not give permission for that to be done. If when the data was gathered the data subjects were not informed of that intended use. Then it is a breach of the Data Protection Act. Your remedy? Punitive damages could be issued by a court, and any losses you suffered recovered. Likelihood of that happening? A snowball's *** in ***.
    If this was done in an LEA controlled school by a teacher registered with the soon to be defunct GTC, it would be considered a breach of professional conduct. Chances of that coming before the GTC? You got it. Chances of the LEA, cash strapped as they are, taking action? Ditto.
     
  5. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    Tell the staff your phone number/email address with one incorrect digit...if they ever find out, just apologise for your 'error'!
     

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