Modifications of arrangements, so that religion and citizenship are no longer listed in the school records and secondary school diplomas and certificates and in the “myschool” information system, will be launched by the Ministry of Education.
The above comes after a decision of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA).
“Our goal at the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs is to constantly nurture a school environment that is free, creative and inclusive. We fight all forms of discrimination and we respect religious beliefs,” Minister of Education and Religious Affairs Niki Kerameus said in a statement.
“At the same time, we ensure the protection of pupils’ personal data, in accordance with national and EU law. In this respect, it was considered that the inclusion of religion and citizenship in the diplomas and certificates of studies is not necessary and appropriate for their purposes, which reagard solely the monitoring the studies and attesting to the pupils’ performance and successful completion of their studies,” the Minister added.
“In this context, we are immediately making the necessary modifications to the relevant arrangements so that the collection and processing of such personal data, at all levels of education, is fully compliant with the requirements of national and EU law,” Ms. Kerameus concluded.