General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The National Church has now published online resources to help you to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR will take effect in the UK in May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations. Parishes must comply with its requirements, just like any other charity or organisation.

There are a number of actions that the PCC should take before the new regulations take effect in May 2018.  The Parish Returns website has the following useful links that you should read:

Main GDPR page

A brief guide to GDPR

Simple check list

A sample privacy notice

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Fraser McNish