Individuals have the right to compensation if they suffer damage (material or non-material) as a result of a breach. It is therefore important that schools review how they handle personal data, in order to avoid potential fines and compensation claims.
There are higher financial penalties for organisations that fail to comply with the GDPR. Under the previous Data Protection Act, organisations could be fined up to £500,000 for a breach; as of the 25 May 2018, they can now be fined up to £17.5million (20 million Euros)
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