The GDPR and the Data Protection
Bill for Churches and Faith Organisations
You will doubtless be aware that the commencement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming. The GDPR will impact all churches, is unaffected by Brexit, and will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018. In conjunction with Stone King, our longstanding Partner in Ministry, ACAT is holding half-
We are extremely grateful that Vicki Bowles, Head of Knowledge Management, Charity & Social Enterprise Team, Stone King, is leading these seminars for us. Vicki’s background in regulation and charity law means that she brings a practical and sensitive approach, which is particularly helpful to ACAT members. Vicki says: -
All churches keep data on the members of their congregation, donors and planned givers, Electoral Rolls, and similar information. This seminar will provide a General Introduction to the GDPR and the Data Protection Bill in a church context aimed at churches and faith organisations to help you prepare for the changes that will apply to your organisation from May 2018.
In this seminar we will talk about the legal framework and how the GDPR and the Data Protection Bill fit together. We will take you through the most relevant provisions of the GDPR with comments about the Bill and available guidance.
Registration for all seminars will begin at 10:00, with the seminar itself from 10:30 to 13:15. We anticipate that these seminars will be of interest to many members of the church leadership, not just the treasurer, hence we are incorporating a discount for multiple delegates from the same church. Prices include all materials and refreshments: -
1 delegate: £35; 2 delegates: £30 each; 3 or more delegates: £25 each
Please select the venue beneath that you wish to attend & click the button applicable to the number of delegates.
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Other areas we will cover include: -
GDPR consent issues (including a brief discussion of the legal basis for processing personal data), what the ‘legal basis for processing’ means, the legal basis which churches might use in different circumstances and what counts as adequate consent under the GDPR.
We will give you practical guidance on handling Subject Access Requests and outline the changes that will be required for GDPR compliance.
Target Audience: -
Senior Leadership Team, Trustees, Treasurers, Gift Aid Officers involved in GDPR compliance, those with specific data protection compliance responsibilities.
8th March 2018
The Durham Centre
Belmont Industrial Estate
22nd February 2018
Everyday Champions Centre
Unit 2 Jessop Close
Brunel Business Park
Newark NG24 2AG
24th March 2018
St Michael the Archangel Church Galmington
Due to popular demand, a further GDPR Seminar is offered in Taunton. This will be led by ACAT trainers, but be based on material provided by Stone King.
27th January 2018
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way,
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