As you may be aware, all businesses and charities need to get ready for the new law around data protection, which is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act and comes into force on 25 May, 2018.

Regulated by the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO), the GDPR aims to strengthen the rules around personal data and requires organisations to be more transparent and accountable. It also gives people greater control over their own personal data.

All diocesan offices and parishes must comply with its requirements, just like any other charity or organisation.

The National Team at the Church of England at Westminster have prepared guidance on how to implement the GDPR. This is all available on the parish resources website by following this  Guidance, templates and checklists are all available to help you prepare.

Parish Resources GDPR website