On 25th May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. This is not a new legislation, as it builds on the Data Protection Act 1998. Nevertheless, it represents an important challenge for volunteer groups, since there will be greater scrutiny of the way in which we manage personal information after this date. This means that volunteer groups like the ARGs have to take responsibility for the personal data we hold.
The advice note sets out:
- The definition of personal data
- The implications for small voluntary groups like the ARGS
- A process for complying with the new GDPR
- Information on what constitutes a data breach