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Alex Watts : But the teacher did not say it was confidential nor that you were prevented from passing it on?
Not in her communication with me, no. However, as I say, there is a standard confidentiality message at the bottom of the email chain, which I only noticed after checking following the call yesterday from the school. We do have a data protection policy in place but this normally relates to information we hold on a booking.
Or at least that's what i thought. It looks as though email messages can also fall foul of DP though, from what I can find online.
Alex Watts : Yes indeed.
Alex Watts : Unless you were told not to disclose it then I would not worry.
Alex Watts : In any event it's not a breach of the data protection act. That generally applies to personal sensitive information.
Alex Watts : For example, address, bank details efc.
Alex Watts : This is just that someone is leaving. That is not really information likely to be covered under the Act
Alex Watts : It was not designed to stop people saying to others that someone was resigning.
Alex Watts : So no, you are not in trouble.
Alex Watts : There are no grounds for legal action
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX your view on it. For clarification - only that I can express regret and apologise when I (inevitably) receive the call?
Alex Watts : Yes. That is fine.
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Alex, I would leave feedback but don't appear to be able to. Do you have to finish anything at your end?