Darley Abbey Society new Privacy Policy

Darley Abbey Society new Privacy Policy

Darley Abbey Society – New Privacy Policy
The new law on data protection and privacy GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on 25th May 2018 and this has implications for how we handle your data and how we communicate with you in the future.
The Society already takes all reasonable steps to ensure that data collected about its members is treated confidentially. Your Committee believes that we comply with current data protection legislation.
However, as the law on how organisations handle personal data is changing we need to tell you how the Society handles your personal data and to explain how the changes will affect you and your relationship with the Society in the future.
Although the new legislation comes from the EU, the British Government has confirmed that application of the new rules will not be affected by the UK's proposed withdrawal from the EU and we are therefore obliged to implement the new rules.
In the UK, it is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which is responsible for enforcing data protection legislation. The ICO is publishing advice and guidance on how the new law will work and what steps organisations must take to prepare for the new legislation but the guidance is still not complete. We know, for example, that the EU law allows member states to take account of the specific needs of small and micro organisations. The Society is already exempt from some provisions of current data protection law but, at the time of writing, the ICO has not published any details of the exemptions that might apply for small organisations such as ours following the introduction of the latest changes so we are working on the basis that there will be no such exemptions. If that changes in the future, we will, of course, let you know.

See the Darley Abbey Society page on this site for the Policy.

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