While full guidance is provided in the 9 Steps for Methodist Managing Trustees to Take Now to Comply with GDPR Focus Note (9 Steps), this checklist summarises the practical steps for Local Churches, Circuits and Districts to take immediately to help them look after the personal information (data) they collect and use in preparation for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018.
Whether the personal information belongs to Church members, their families, employees or third parties who use church premises it is in everybody’s interests to ensure that the information is looked after carefully and kept safe. Taking these nine steps will help Managing Trustees to do that.
Please read this checklist and the 9 Steps Focus Note together with the suite of data protection guidance being produced to help Managing Trustees understand how to practically comply with the requirements of GDPR.
In this Checklist:
Working Party is the Data Protection Working Party comprising representatives of TMCP and the Connexional Team.
Additional material to help Managing Trustees to take these steps will continue to appear on TMCP’s website. Sign up to receive the News Hub alerts to keep a pace with what is available. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact TMCP if you have any general data protection queries and the Conference Office for enquiries relating to safeguarding and complaints and discipline issues.