I repeat. We do not need to worry about sharing data with exam boards. This is covered by the fact that anexam board is a service provider needed for our business. The person who told me this is someone who has been regularly involved in the drawing up of and negotiating within the EEC for legislation. That person was actually involved in the drawing up of the previous legislation which has been updated simply because back in the 1990's most people only kept records on paper. The use of computers means there is a need to update but this is not intended to give small businesses enormous amounts of ridiculous responsibility. To quote what that person said having looked at this thread - "People are getting their knickers in a twist." Personally I would add that we are allowing ourselves to be exploited by certain people /organisations.
Here in France we are covered by the same EEC directive; The only difference it has made is that we have received reassuring emails from banks, insurance companies etc, explaining that they will be taking the new legislation on board and doing as much as possible to respect our privacy. There has been no mention of what the small artisan or businessman/woman has to do because there isn't anything to do except be sure that you don't misuse data given to you in confidence for the purposes of the sensible running of your business.