What is GDPR?
GDPR is an EU directive which, despite Brexit, all organisations, including cheer programmes, are subject to. In the UK, we are still operating under the same Data Protection Laws that we were in 1998. And at the rate in which technology and cyber security is so rapidly changing, the GDPR aims to bring about some major (and much-needed) updates.
GDPR intends to move the shift of power away from businesses (like your cheer programme) and give enhanced privacy rights to the people whose information you collect (e.g. your athletes, their parents, etc.). This means giving them more control over:
• The information you collect about them
• The channels you use to collect their information
• The way that you store and use their personal data
• The way that you contact them, and for what
What do I need to do?
It depends on your present level of compliance. But it’s likely you’ll need to make some adjustments to the way you currently do things. Here are just a few of the things we’ll touch on in our free GDPR Essentials guide:
• Understanding / appointing your club’s data controller
• Completing access requests
When's the deadline?
GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018. Any programmes found non-compliant after this date could face fines in the thousands. Luckily, there are several things you can start doing to prove to yourself, the ICO and the world that you're serious about complying, even if you're just beginning your GDPR journey. Download our GDPR Essentials guide now to learn more.
Want to learn more?
To learn more about GDPR, what you'll need to do in order to comply and how to avoid any potential fines, please download our GDPR essentials eBook today. And with any further questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 01242 851300.
The legal stuff
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