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What you need to know about changes to Data Protection?

As a BB leader you will have access to lots of personal data and it is important that you understand what you need to do to keep it safe.

On 25th May 2018 data protection legislation changes with the introduction of GDPR. The ways in which personal data is collected, used and stored have changed enormously since the UK Data Protection Act was introduced in 1998. GDPR updates the law to reflect the way we live today, to ensure personal information is kept safe.

The purpose of GDPR is to give individuals more control over how data is used and how people are contacted.

GDPR requires all organisations to be transparent about the way they collect personal information (data), what it will be used for, how it might be shared and how long it will be kept for.


Implementing GDPR in the BB

The Boys’ Brigade is taking a common sense approach to ensuring compliance with the new regulations and we have been working to update our policies and procedures over the last 12 months.

The Boys’ Brigade is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) at HQ level and it is not necessary for Companies, Battalions or Districts to register separately with the ICO.

We have introduced a new Data Protection Policy and Privacy (Fair Processing) Notice which gives clear information about the way we collect, process, store and retain personal data.

We have put together a guide to assist Leaders in understanding how GDPR affects the BB Company and what needs to be done locally.

Download the guide GDPR in the Company.


Data lost or stolen?

If you think that you’ve lost personal data, it’s been stolen or you’ve shared it in error, this is known as a data breach and legally you must report it to BB Headquarters immediately.

Reporting a Data Breach:

Contact our Data Protection Representative at BB Headquarters by email dataprotection@boys-brigade.org.uk or call 0300 303 4454.