GDPR in a nutshell – General Data Protection Regulation
What is it all about?
You may have recently heard or read about General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as GDPR, in the news and what it means for European organisations, including charitable ones like Churches.
What is GDPR and what does it mean for us as a Church Body?
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GDPR, is replacing the current Data Protection Act. The main intent of the GDPR is to give individuals more control over their personal information and impose stricter rules to organisations in safeguarding Personal Identifiable Information (PII) of their employees, workers, members, volunteers and contractors. This is extended to applicants also. The Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018.
For your local Church, as well as the wider North England Conference (NEC), this means we now need to start reviewing and updating, where required, our existing data protection processes and procedures.
The NEC and your local Church remain committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information and how we collect and use personal information about you in accordance with the GDPR.
It is important that we take a combined effort in preparing for GDPR. Thus, a Project Team, comprising of experienced and qualified NEC Members and Staff, has now been established to look at this in more detail, identifying areas that will be impacted by GDPR so as to support the local churches in preparing to become compliant under GDPR.
Please look out for regular updates on our progress in preparing for GDPR on the NEC website, via the NEC Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. In the meantime, should you have any questions about GDPR and what this means to you as a member, visitor, friend of our Church family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the Privacy Notice outlining more details can be accessed on our Website.