General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training for Rother groups

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training for Rother groups

Data protection law reform is coming with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018. Data protection legislation covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. This includes employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors. The legislation:
  • requires organisations to register if they keep records
  • governs the processing of personal data including ‘personal sensitive data’
  • requires organisations to comply with eight principles
  • allows employees, service users and other contacts to request to see the personal data held on them

Every organisation should have a written policy and procedure that is specific to their context about how they handle personal data and enact privacy principles.

You should start preparing now for changes that GDPR will require to your current policies and procedures. Read NVCO guidance for charities on How To Prepare for GDPR.

RVA is arranging both training and information sessions for groups working in Rother.

Hold the date for our training sessions either 24th January 2018 or 20th March 2018. (Both are morning sessions).

Booking information will be sent out after Christmas.

We will also being undertaking short information raising talks at Locality networks in the Spring and looking at specific issues for organisations sharing client information with volunteers at our Volunteer Coordinators Forum.

NCVO provided a useful webinar ‘What does GDPR mean for your Charity’ in the Autumn which can be viewed on You Tube