Shaftesbury & Gillingham

Data Protect

The General Data Protection Regulations Act (GDPRA) 25th May 2018.

On May 25th 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations came into effect. This European regulation supersedes the Data Protection Act, and is the most advanced data protection legislation in the world.
Your committee has been working through the sample policy and guidance that has been sent out by the Third Age Trust.

We now have a new Data Protection Policy, which has been amended to suit our requirements. We have also looked at several changes that we will have to make to increase the privacy and security of data we hold, and raised a number of questions, which will need further work over the coming months.

The Policy has been agreed at the Committee meeting held on the June 5th 2018, has been formally adopted. The full policy can be viewed by clicking the link on this page.

You may well have received a number of requests recently from companies or organisations, asking you to agree to continue your data consent with them. However, because in U3A we renew membership data every year, we have been advised by the Third Age Trust that we have no need to contact every member over this. When you renew your membership in August, the completed membership form is then your consent. This will save us a lot of work and expense!

Further work is required particularly with group Leaders to ensure we are all fully compliant with the new Act.