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General Data Protection Regulation: What does it mean for you? 18/04/18 [W]

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect on 25 May 2018. If you store information about people at your workplace, including work you do at home or on laptops and other electronic devices, then I would strongly suggest that you start the process of ensuring you will be compliant with the new laws.

You can find lots of helpful information about the GDPR and what it will involve on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at http://bit.ly/2FUf6kb. The document called Preparing for the GDPR – 12 steps to take now is particularly useful is setting out what you need to do to comply with the new law. Alternatively you could contact the Information Commissioner’s Office in Cardiff directly on 029 2067 8399 or wales@ico.org.uk for advice.

The law aound storing and sharing information about people is changing, so please have a look into this. Failure to comply with the new law could lead to huge fines.
In preparation for the new legislation, Children in Wales has been looking at our own existing Data Protection procedures for a few months now.
We are currently in the process of:

  • Updating our Privacy Notice
  • Undertaking a data audit to find out what information we hold within the organisation, where and how it is stored
  • Asking all our contacts for their permission to store their information safely and securely, and how they would like to hear from us in the future, eg, by email or phone
  • Updating all our marketing flyers and booking forms for events, conferences and training
  • Updating the forms we use when working with children and young people
  • Providing training for all staff

Hopefully this will help the type of things that you may need to consider at your place of work, but please do get in touch if you need any further information. Please send an email to membership@childreninwales.org.uk or ring 029 2034 2434.