Data Protection Guidance for Party Officers

Shane Brogan
For attention of:
10th May 2018
Last updated:
27th April 2021
16th June 2024
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The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 and helps strengthen the rights of individuals over their personal data.

Like all organisations, the Co-operative Party has developed existing data protection practices to ensure compliance with the new regulations. These apply to all units of the Party including branches, party councils and regional parties.

This Briefing provides officers with an overview 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 responsibilities
    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 Manager