Confidential data

Many people are concerned about organisations storing personal, confidential details on computer. A student may want to know:

  • What information the school stores about them?
  • Who has access to this information, eg which members of staff?
  • Whether the information is available to other schools or organisations?
  • What security measures are in place to prevent unauthorised access to the information?
  • Could the information stored be used against them in any way?

The section on the Data Protection Act gives more information on this topic.