General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR is the new European Union (EU) regulation governing collection, storing and processing of personal data across the EU. It comes into force from 25 May 2018 and will change how organisations process and handle data with the key aim of giving greater protection and rights to individuals.

We process data on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) who is the Data Controller under GDPR. We store, hold and manage your personal data on their behalf in line with statutory requirements to enable us to provide you with pension administration services.

If you'd like to know more about GDPR and what it means to you then why not download our helpful factsheet.

For more detailed information, please read the privacy policy provided by the Department for Education.

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EU Cookie directive
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There is an exception to the requirement to provide information about cookies and obtain consent where the use of the cookie is:


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Further Information is available from the ICO
ICO Guidance, page 8 (This link opens in a new window) 

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Last Updated: 20/10/2020 08:49