Here are some examples of when it's gone wrong:
Everyday things like office security are also very important. If papers are left lying around, a student visiting the office could see sensitive information; if a filing cabinet is not locked then anyone with access to the office could steal the data.
All schools have a duty under the Data Protection Act to make sure personal data is handled safely, and there are serious consequences for breaches, up to a £500,000 fine. Ensuring all staff are trained and that there is evidence of this is crucial.
Our upcoming resource, Safe Information Handling, is a training course for all staff in critical data protection issues. Available as an app for smartphones and tablets and also on the web, this course acts as a pocket reference guide as well as allowing anywhere, anytime course completion.
See www.pearson.co.uk/safe-information-handling for more information.