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GDPR in the Diocese of Peterborough – Your responsibilities

Introduction
The law relating to data protection has changed. This affects all organisations in the UK, including businesses and charities. The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) is now in force.

As a registered charitable business, which holds data about clergy, licensed ministers and people holding positions within parishes – such as churchwardens and PCC secretaries – the Diocese of Peterborough is legally required to review and refine how it collects, holds, processes, uses and publishes this data.

The purpose of this note is to introduce the UK GDPR, direct readers to sources of information so they can learn more and prepare their own parishes, and to publish the Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance privacy notice. This is our commitment to you about how we will treat your personal information and should be read in conjunction with our privacy policy which can be accessed here.

More information on the UK GDPR can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website here – ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/.

Further guidance for parishes, provided by the central Church of England team, is also available on the Parish Resources website here – www.parishresources.org.uk/gdpr/.

Remember, it remains each parish’s responsibility to ensure it complies with the Data Protection regulations.


COVID UPDATE: We are aware that churches may still be filming services, and that some may now be filming face-on - please find updated guidance and a privacy notice to incorporate this here: Filming and photography in churches – consent and GDPR | The Church of England”

 

 

Updated June 2021