The new laws relating data protection came into force on 25/5/18.
Along with all organisations who retain information on living persons our parish must comply.
We hold data, both electronically and on paper.
Two types of data are held:
1) Statutory Data
Data such as the Electoral Roll, Gift Aid Tax returns, Baptism/ Marriage/Death records and Safeguarding fall into this category,
Membership lists of church organisations or persons taking part in an organised event e.g. a pilgrimage.
Other data for carrying out the work of the parish.
All data held must be appropriate and not excessive for the process being supported.
All data must be held securely, only kept for as long as necessary for its purpose and not passed on to third parties without consent.
The Data Subject (You) has the right to be provided with a list of data held on you within one month of a request, with the right to correct errors or omissions.
Apart from statutory data you have the right to have your data removed. This could result in you not being circulated with information from a group you belong to.