Data Protection

Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is Data Protection? 

Data Protection legislation is intended to protect the right to privacy of individuals (all of us) and seeks to ensure that Personal Information is used appropriately by third parties that may have it (Data Controllers).In essence Data Protection relates to any information that can be used to identify a living person such as Name, Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number, Email address, Membership Number, IP Address, photographs etcThere are other categories of information which currently are defined as Sensitive Personal Data which require more stringent measures of protection and these categories include religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, trade union membership, medical information etc.

What is GDPR? 

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is new EU legislation that came into effect on May 25th 2018.It very clearly sets out the ways in which the privacy rights of every EU citizen must be protected and the ways in which a person’s ‘Personal Data’ can and can’t be used. It places the onus on the person or entity that collects a person’s information (Data Controller) to comply with the legislation and to demonstrate compliance

Data Protection can be summarised in the following 8 ‘rules’  You must …

Obtain and process the information fairly

Keep it only for one or more specified and lawful purposes

Process it only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given to you initially

Keep it safe and secure

Keep it accurate and up-to-date

Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive

Retain it no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes

Give a copy of his/her personal data to any individual, on request

Cullaun Sailing club complies with these rules see below and our policies page