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If you have further questions about the new legislation around data protection feel free to get in touch and we may be able to help or put you in touch with others with experience in this field
info [at] triratnadevelopment.org
Also, the ICO has an advice line for small organisations which you can call if you have any tricky questions - 0303 123 1113 and select option 4
You may also find information on their website of interest
Additional info added March 2018:
(1) Abigail Luthmann from Dhanakosha Retreat Centre had a conversation recently (Feb 2018) with a member of the Information Commissioners Office helpline about using existing data. You may find it useful and it’s attached to this post now.
Please do also note her final conclusion which is the same that I got to in my research on the new data protection act: the main thing is
“it’s important to be able to justify what you have done basically – and to have had that signed off at the charity board level.
You need to be able to emphasise that you’ve taken good care of people’s data, responded to requests not to contact folk and that any contact you have made can be justified at some level of legitimate interest/soft opt in.”
… and for most of us in Buddhist Centres we can hopefully assume that “the goodwill of those we are contacting means it is less likely that there will be challenges”.
3) And finally, here is a little video that explains GDPR quite well:
on bettercloud.com - GDPR compliance