How we look after personal data for the BT wifi hotspot scheme

Who this information is for

This privacy notice is for:

  • children and young people
  • parents and carers

About the BT wifi hotspot scheme

The BT wifi hotspot scheme is run by the Department for Education (DfE).

As a data controller, DfE gives your school or local authority usernames and passwords. These are then passed on to you so you can connect to BT wifi hotspots.

We don’t hold any personal information about you

When your school or local authority gives you a username and password, it does not share your name or any other personal data about you with the DfE.

Your rights

You have certain rights under data protection law, including the right to find out what data we hold about you. If you want to do this, you can make a ‘subject access request’ using our contact form


You can find more information about how we handle personal data in our personal information charter.

You can also find out more about data protection rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office.