TMCP have produced a short form of wording which can be printed on the front of Church/Circuit/District Directories (‘the Directories’) to alert people of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) which will come into force in May 2018 and of the implications this will have on people giving consent to their details being included in the Directories.
As an additional method of publicising the GDPR, TMCP have made the following paragraph available to Churches, Circuits and Districts so that it may be used more widely for informing people of these important changes:-
‘On the 25th May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) will come into force. Its aim is to bring the current data protection legislation into the modern digital era as well as harmonise the various data protection laws of member states within the European Union.
One of the changes introduced by GDPR surrounds consent, where by the time the next [circuit] directory is produced, it will be necessary to obtain written consent from individuals to their personal data being included in the directory.
TMCP have produced an article on their website which provides more information: http://tmcp.org.uk/news-hub/local-church-circuit-and-district-directories-data-collection Please keep referring to the TMCP website as more help and guidance will be added before the introduction of the GDPR. www.tmcp.org.uk’
Further guidance will be added to the TMCP website to ensure that Managing Trustees are prepared for the introduction of GDPR. As Managing Trustees get to grips with the implications of GDPR TMCP are beginning to receive a steady flow of questions. In the near future TMCP will collate all these questions and produce a Frequently Asked Questions section on the website. This will enable Managing Trustees to see at a glance the most commonly asked questions from across the Connexion on data protection issues. If Managing Trustees have any queries or concerns regarding GDPR or data protection in general then please forward these to TMCP Legal.