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Deletion of Pupil or Parent Data Statement

Under Article 17 of the GDPR, individuals have the right to request to have personal data erased; this is also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ and includes parents who request that data regarding themselves or their children is deleted. The right is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances.

When does the right to erasure not apply? The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary for one of the following reasons:

  • To exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;

  • To comply with a legal obligation;

  • For the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;

  • For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific research historical research or statistical purposes where erasure is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of that processing; or

  • For the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

The Consortium Trust acknowledges the right of all individuals to request the removal of data for themselves or their children. However, as the Trust’s Data Protection Officer, I have assessed the Right to Request under GDPR and conclude that under the above criteria, our Schools and the Trust are unable to comply with such requests due to safeguarding and educational reasons

Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne
Data Protection Officer
CEO & Principal