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DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Veritau acts as the Data Protection Officer for a number of councils, maintained schools, academy schools and multi academy trusts.   The service is designed to help our clients to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 and it fulfils the responsibility placed on these organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer.  

The service will be tailored to our client’s needs but it will include some or all of the following elements:

  • The provision of advice and guidance on data protection / information governance matters
  • The review of all mandatory data protection impact assessments (one of the specific requirements of the DPO role) and information sharing agreements
  • Training sessions for new starters
  • Regular refresher training sessions for all staff and / or the provision of e-learning courses
  • Regular newsletters, alerts and / or information to raise awareness of data protection responsibilities
  • Access to a dedicated website for guidance and information
  • The provision of standard templates (policies, privacy notices, information asset registers etc)
  • Correspondence and liaison with the ICO (to act as the first point of contact for the ICO and any third parties in relation to data protection enquiries)
  • Support to respond to subject access and Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Support to prepare or update Information Asset Registers
  • A programme of ongoing audits to assess compliance with the client’s policies on data protection
  • The preparation of an annual report to the client’s senior management team, audit committee or governing body on data protection matters
  • The maintenance of a data breach register
  • Support to clients to investigate and respond to serious data breaches
  • Attendance at meetings of any corporate working groups established by the client to monitor conformance with data protection responsibilities
  • Representation at meetings of regional networks

For Schools' DPO enquiries, please call 01609 53 2526 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

York: 01904 552943
Northallerton: 01609 535034

For schools' DPO enquiries, call tel: 01609 532526

Email: contact us here

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