The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018.
This from Mark Edwards, our County Commissioner:
"The GDPR toolkit for local Scouting is now available online.
As a reminder, Scout Groups, Districts, Counties/ Areas/ Regions and Countries are separate charities and The Scout Association, as a national charity, is not accountable for the respective alignment of the GDPR of each individual charity. Responsibility to be aligned with the GDPR rests with the respective Executive Committee, and its our intention to sign-post appropriate resources to support local Scouting in fulfilling this important responsibility.
The national team have issued this suite of resources to help you with GDPR regulations.Including 'how to' videos and support materials prepared by Black Penny Consultancy to help local Scouting, and specifically local Executive Committees, to guide each Group, District and County/ Area/ Region to work towards alignment to the GDPR.
The GDPR toolkit is a self-service guide and leads Executive Committees through the data privacy life cycle in steps. In February we shared a document entitled 'What is the GDPR?' which is the first stage of step 1.
For sight of what the Scout Association has provided already, click HERE"
Remember that 'The Scout Association' or 'The Scout County' are NOT responsible for your Group or your District implementing the Regulation - it's up to YOU!!