GDPR Guidance

Voluntary Arts has produced a useful guide for organisations to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which changes the way organisations must manage people’s data.

The new rules come into force on 25 May 2018 across all EU member states. The UK Government's Data Protection Bill 2017 brings this into UK law so this will not be affected by Brexit. Data protection laws ensure that personal information is handled appropriately and securely by organisations including businesses, government agencies and charities. Any arts organisation, charity, community group or membership organisation has a legal duty to follow these laws when gathering, storing, sharing or processing this data.

The Voluntary Arts resource explains:

  • What GDPR covers
  • Types of data
  • Principles of GDPR
  • Definitions of key terms in plain English
  • Individuals' rights
  • Steps you should take
  • FAQs (including mailing lists, children and photographing events)