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GDPR - Where We Are At

5 months ago By Mark Goodfellow

This is an update of where we are at with regard to complying with GDPR.

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on 25 May 2018. This gave all Europeans (and non europeans having their data processed within the EU) certain rights regarding their data.

This is a brief update to let people know where we are at with getting these regulations implemented at Birmingham Bulls.

Are the Birmingham Bulls affected by these regulations ?
Yes. Regardless of our legal status we are still expected to comply.

What changes need to be made ?
Fortunately our existing information governance policy (linked in this article) already covers a lot of the principles of GDPR. However this policy is skewed towards our members and supporters, with little consideration being given to our committee members.

The biggest change and challenge will come in the way in which we communicate with members via text and social media. This is likely to improve over the coming years as guidance and case law around GDPR is established as presently GDPR makes no distinction between a club run by volunteers and an organisation the size of Google !

Why are things not yet ready ?
Final guidance from Sport England (via the Sport and Recreation Alliance) was only finalised approximately 2 weeks prior to 25th. England Rugby had guidance out approximately 4 weeks prior, but the guidance still needed to be read along with other guidance to establish what was essential for The Club to do.

I have a question
Then please contact Mark Goodfellow -

Updated 22:42 - 29 May 2018 by Mark Goodfellow

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