GDPR


General Data Protection Regulation


Some GDPR Questions with Answers can be viewed on a powerpoint by CLICKING HERE


To view the powerpoint presentation from March 2018 Synod, please CLICK HERE


To view the powerpoint from Church House in London, CLICK HERE

And here are the speaker notes for this presentation



Further to Help & Advice Bulletin 63 on the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, which will become law on 25 May 2018, Church House has now produced some basic advice and some template documents:

  • Hints and Tips – Good Data Protection Practice
  • Establishing Good Data Protection Practice in Your Church – Checklist
  • A template Consent Form
  • A template Data Privacy Statement

These are all available to download from: https://urc.org.uk/GDPR.html.

Mersey has adapted the URC Consent Policy to include tick boxes.  You can download the Mersey one from our website.  I would add that if a church finds it is processing personal data for several different purposes (eg, membership records, giving them news and information, sharing pastoral news about them, publicity, fundraising, etc), it would be preferable to provide separate boxes to tick to enable people to consent to some processing but not others.

The Directory for Social Change provides a useful brief overview here: https://www.dsc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Paul-Ticher-GDPR-2.pdf.

The Church of England has provided further resources, which may be of some help, although the terminology will differ in places: http://www.parishresources.org.uk/gdpr/.

The Methodist Church has provided a helpful list of dos and don’ts: https://www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection/resources/guidenotes/data-protection-dos-and-donts.

http://www.gdprforchurches.org.uk/- Free advice

The Mersey Consent Template, can be VIEWED HERE

A Church Data Audit Form can be viewed HERE