Data exchange agreements, sometimes referred to as “data exchange protocols,” contain a common set of rules to be adopted by the various organizations involved in a data exchange operation. These may well be part of a contract between organizations. It is a good practice to have an agreement on the exchange of data and to check it regularly, especially when it is a large-scale or regular exchange of information. Following the recent expansion of our negotiated service within management Information and the Children, Young People and Education`s new Synergy IT system, the Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) has been updated to clarify precisely what data and information is transmitted by both parties and to explicitly state which services are free and which services are paid for. It`s also a good practice to publish your privacy policy on your website. After the form is filed, your school or academy will be registered as a partner for an updated agreement and you will receive a confirmation email for your registrations (the confirmation email will come from the “Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate” email address, if necessary, check your email). This system allows schools to safely share student files with other schools, the DfE`s missing student database and the local authority. It is usually used to share common transfer files that relate to students who transfer from schools. We would appreciate it if you could read the DSA below and sign the statement with a copy of your school`s privacy statement and refer it to management information as soon as possible: We ask all schools that have signed the old DAS (2017/18) to sign and return the new agreement, as we cannot pursue prior consent.

For those who have signed the Unity Lite 2018/19 agreement, these remain valid until September 2021. Only a limited number of employees in schools will be allowed to see this area, and access to this area must be approved by the principal of the school. In order to share confidential data securely and comply with legal requirements for the exchange of personal data, schools can access different secure data transfer systems. More information is available in the OIC Code of Conduct for the Information Commissioner`s Office (ICO) on information exchange agreements. The Data Protection Act (DPA) requires fair treatment of personal data. This means that people generally need to know which organizations share their personal data and what they are used for. They can be distributed by your school along with other communications to new learners or collaborators. For example, a student may receive the data protection statement as part of a school brochure or introductory package.