East Sussex Federation

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Please read the message below from NFWI regarding the upcoming changes to Data Protection regulations.

NFWI have had a number of enquiries about the forthcoming GDPR legislation and whilst we were hoping to be in a position to brief federations in late March, early April, it has become clear that our solicitors are extremely busy with issuing advice to clients. Therefore, it will not be until the beginning of May that we can expect to be able to communicate the full package of information to federations and WIs, but in the meantime, I would like to confirm the following:

Data Protection:
By now you might have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), new EU-wide privacy legislation coming into force at the end of May. This is the biggest update to data protection law in 20 years so it is important to be aware of changes and what they mean both to the WI and for you as an individual.
What can you expect from the NFWI?

We are currently working with our solicitor to draft the necessary documentation we need to work towards GDPR compliance across the WI. From the beginning of May information will be made available to WIs and federations. This will include an updated Member Registration Form and a Data Privacy Code of Conduct, GDPR compliance guidelines tailored specifically to WIs.
What can federations/WIs do now?

Federations and WIs can familiarise themselves with the new regulation by reading the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICOs) “Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – 12 steps to take now” available online at: https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf however we would suggest not taking any further action before guidance is issued by the NFWI.

Who can I speak to about GDPR/Data Protection?
If you have any concerns or queries you can email dataprotection@nfwi.org.uk or call the NFWI on 020 7371 9300.