The ICO audit of the Department for Education: three years on
news / October 7, 2023
Today marks 3 years since the Data Regulator the ICO, released a summary of an audit of the Department for Education (DfE). After ongoing work and legal exchanges, this week the DfE pulled out of an agreed plan to have arbitration discussions (ADR).
Here’s a sumary of where we stand now: National Pupil Data, the ICO audit, and our work for change: a timeline.
Despite numerous parliamentary statements from the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb that updates about the audit even the audit itself would be published, nothing has been forthcoming. The ICO and the DfE have both refused its release in full, so we don’t know if everything in our legal team’s complaint to the ICO in 2019 was even included in the audit at all.
We continue to actively seek redress and to restore the rights of nearly 9 million children in state education today, and a further nearly 20 million in the DfE learner records databases.
The ICO audit of the Department for Education: one year on https://defenddigitalme.org/2021/10/07/the-ico-audit-of-the-department-for-education-one-year-on/
The ICO audit of the Department for Education two years on https://defenddigitalme.org/2022/10/07/the-ico-audit-of-the-department-for-education-two-years-on/