What is GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation
It is a directive set by the EU 2016/679 and is the law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area.
It also deals with the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
When did it become effective in law?
25th May 2018
What happens if we do not comply?
While there is tremendous focus on steep fines for non-compliance, the risks associated with reputational damage due to inappropriate management of personal data is of a greater risk.
Done right, GDPR will help us as an association to strengthen trust and transparency with clients and all of its members.
What happens if we leave the EU?
The UK currently intends to follow the new GDPR regulations and will more than likely incorporate these rules into UK law.
So what actually is the GDPR?
Think of it as an improvement or indeed, an update to the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In a nutshell, it improves the rights to individuals and if they so wish to have individual data deleted, provides rights on data portability and ensures that individuals have provided consent on how respective data is used. it also means that as an association we take stronger measures to secure and protect personal data.
Now the good news?
As an organisation/association we do not store personal data on this website or any server consequently, it is secure and locked away in a secure environment and password protected.
This is required in compliance with GDPR. You have a right to request access to, and view the data we have collected from you. You also have a right to be forgotten. You can contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw your consent and request we delete any personal data collected from you.