General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR

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GDPR – what is it?

The General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR, as it is commonly known, is an EU wide directive that came into law in 2016. You have until May 25th 2018 to be compliant.

It is a complete overhaul of the data protection regulations – and applies to charities as well as businesses.

From https://www.eugdpr.org/

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout this site.

For Quakers, Friends House staff have just produced some Data Safety guidance: http://quaker.org.uk/our-organisation/support-for-meetings/data-safety

The ICO has also produced a helpful introductory overview, and self assessment documentation.

I’m certain this is the beginning of a learning curve! I’ve booked several training sessions and webinars. Including one run by ACAT who are planning to run several across the UK, find out more at: https://www.acat.uk.com/gdpr.html

  • Did you know about GDPR?
  • Have you done any preparations?

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