Briefing:
Data Protection Guidance for Party Officers

From:
Shane Brogan
For attention of:
Published:
10th May 2018
Last updated:
30th January 2019
Printed:
18th July 2019
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New data protection regulations are being introduced - find out how this affects your role and what you need to do.

Significant changes to data protection legislation are being introduced across the European Union.

The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018 and helps strengthen the rights of individuals over their personal data.

Like all organisations, the Co-operative Party will have to develop existing data protection practices to ensure compliance with the new regulations. The changes will apply to all units of the Party including branches, party councils and regional parties.

This Briefing provides officers with an overview of the changes and some of the steps you may need to take to ensure you and your branch are compliant.

What is GDPR?
How does this affect the Co-operative Party?
What do I need to do as a Party Officer?
Who can access membership lists?
Data Protection Check List
How can I get more information?
Action Points
  • Check you're ready for GDPR
    Read our Data Protection Check List to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities
  • Check what data you have
    Only keep the most recent version of the membership list - older versions must be deleted (or shredded if it's a paper copy)
  • Check your data is secure
    Only save membership lists onto a device that is password protected and never forward to anyone else
For more information

Get in touch if you have questions about data protection and your role within the Party.

Shane Brogan

Membership Officer