Data Protection and the new regulations (GDPR)
The subject of Data Protection is one which churches should not ignore irrespective of their size or the amount of personal information they hold or process. It is important, however, to see this as a way of ensuring that we, as churches, are helping to protect individuals against the unfair use of their personal information rather than something we have been told we “have to do”. The Baptist Union has been working with our solicitors to support churches in this area particularly as new regulations come in at the end of May 2018.
DATA PROTECTION WEBINAR:
This took place on Tuesday 27 March and a recording is available below.
Click here to download a copy of this video
Here is a copy of the slides
which were used during the presentation.
Useful documents which we have produced on this subject can be accessed by clicking here or using the link 'Data protection documents' on the right
Please note that we will update these as and when further information or advice becomes available from the ICO or our solictors.
If you have any questions about Data Protection and GDPR which are not covered in the information we have produced, please click here to contact us.
Coming in May ...
TRAINING MATERIALS: We are intending to produce a PowerPoint Presentation with some basic Data Protection training and guidance which churches will be able to adapt for their own use.
FURTHER ADVICE on producing a Data Retention Schedule and conducting a Data Protection Impact Assessment
You may also like to know...
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for overseeing the area of Data Protection. Here are some links to information you may find helpful:
The Information Commissioner posted a series of blogs in 2017 aimed at dispelling some of the myths surrounding the new legislation.
The ICO have now published guidance about the proposed new Fee structure and exemptions from registration. Our Guideline leaflet (L13) has been updated to reflect this guidance
The ICO have sections on their website aimed at "small businesses" and Charities. They have also produced a helpful guide to IT security. Whilst this is aimed at small businesses it does provide useful guidance for all organisations.
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