The GDPR Series
GDPR, Children’s Data and Moving from Paper to Digital with Steph McSherry of Kinderama
Today on The GDPR Series podcast, our focus is straight business talk, children’s data and moving from paper to digital! I chat with a creative business owner who deals with most of her data protection compliance tasks herself. Besides helping me translate data protection compliance language into plain speak, she shares with us how to just get on and do what needs doing. This business owner writes her own policies and does her own vendor risk assessments! Listen to find out more.
Our guest today is Stephanie McSherry the creative, and all-round wonder(ful) woman, owner of Kinderama. Kinderama is a unique multi-activity series of classes developed for the younger child’s abilities and attention span where every week has a different theme. Steph knows kids and kids love to try new things so Kinderama offers a huge variety of activities including dance, drama, music, gymnastics, yoga, sport and mindfulness. Besides classes, Kinderema offers holiday camps and voucher sales.
In this episode, Steph shares how she goes about meeting her data protection compliance requirements in really practical, no-nonsense ways. Steph has a common sense and direct approach which really works for SME GDPR compliance. We discuss the responsibility involved in minding children’s data, including special categories of data (health data), minding the movement of data between locations, assessing vendors and the responsibilities of paper-based data versus digital data. If you’d like to learn more about Kinderama or book your smallies into classes or camps, you can use the contact details below.
Tel: 086 2446433
Philipa Farley 0:01
Hi, and welcome to our podcast called The GDPR Series, where we discuss data protection, privacy, and cyber security matters that ordinary people in everyday businesses face. We have a series of really interesting and lovely guests and we hope you enjoy listening along with us.
Thank you so much for joining us, Steph. Stephanie McSherry, your business is Kinderama. I’m going to let you do the introduction for the business because you know it best, but I just want to say thank you for your time. And, it’s a real pleasure to chat to you as a real business out there dealing with what we consider to be a vulnerable group of people: children, and looking after children’s data. So just a short discussion on that but yeah, tell us a bit about Kinderama.
Stephanie McSherry 0:50
Okay, so Kinderama is a programme that pre-schools and creches can buy in, or the parents can buy in. It’s a multi-activity programme. So we do a little bit of everything: dance, drama, sports, music, yoga, and just for pre-school aged children. So they’ve got a little bit of everything to try. And we also run kind of mini camps during the school holidays: kind of two or four day camps, for pre-schoolers, getting them ready for the school environment.
Okay, so when I hear that story, what I hear is that you have actually quite a fast turnover of quite large amounts, or groups, of data subjects: children. So, your records must be massive, and your record management must be quite intense for you, besides the, I suppose, the management within programmes of records, the retention is quite an issue, in terms of data protection. Yeah. Those are the words I hear when you’re talking. Other people will hear beautiful classes, you know, fun stuff, and I’m kind of going like: “Oh my god, how do you actually even stay on top of that?” Because it’s really intense and it takes up a lot of time. And that’s kind of what we’re focusing on with these chats with business owners is managin...