This conference call is part of our Leadership Series discussing the up-and-coming changes to data protection laws, how this will affect the way your organisation runs and a forum for professionals to discuss the topic and share their organisations plans.
Guest speaker Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead at Protecture
Chaired by Shaaron Leverment, Deputy CEO
Discussion, question and answer session for all delegates on the call.
Rowenna will cover:
An overview and what your Science Centres should be doing now to prepare
GDPR and your membership databases
GDPR and personal data you hold on your public visitors, families and schools
The difference between business contact details and personal details
Keeping data on file that might be of interest in the future, e.g. funding leads for use in a few years, or CVs - and data from years ago.
Can you introduce colleagues and business contacts by email without asking first?
What is the difference between keeping data on members, funders, under 16s, and business email addresses?
What about data you have bought?
Opt in vs Opt out, and can you save information from someone enquiring?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
When the GDPR takes effect, it will replace the data protection directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC) of 1995. The regulation was adopted on 27th April 2016. It becomes enforceable from 25th May 2018 after a two-year transition period. Unlike a directive, it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation, and is thus directly binding and applicable.
We recommend reading the ICO's overview of GDPR here.
The team at Protecture deliver practical interpretation and application of the Data Protection Act and privacy regulations. You can find out more about how Protecture can help your organisation at https://www.protecture.org.uk/.