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New data protection rules

4 Jan 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a revised set of data protection rules coming into effect in May 2018. They will affect how you handle and store personal data in local Scouting.

Below are links to early guidance to help inform you of what action you may need to take locally to act in line with the rules and some guidance about why local Scouting will not be required to appoint a Data Protection Office, as well as the areas the Association is considering to signpost further information to help you comply with GDPR.

Main changes coming into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now 

It's imporant that you understand the implications of the new legislation and how it effects your scouitng. This document offers a good introduction to GDPR in relation to local Scouting. It’s one of a number of documents UKHQ will be sharing in the coming months, to make the transition as easy as possible. 


Click here to visit our GDPR implentation toolkit

Getting ready for the GDPR self assessment checklists

The Information Commissioner's Office has replaced their Getting ready for the GDPR checklist with two new checklists - one for data controllers, and another for data processors.

Before undertaking the self assessment checklist to help your group, unit or district get ready for the GDPR, you should first understand that your relevant executive committee is your “data controller” and your relevant leaders are the “data processors”. The definition of these two terms can be found HERE