Data protection

Membership organisations collect data from their members – names, addresses, telephone numbers, as well as more personal monitoring information.

Your organisation has a legal duty to your members and your employees to handle this data sensitively – ensure that it is kept securely and that it is destroyed appropriately when it is no longer needed.

The collection and storage of information, in this electronic age, is also critical to the efficient management of organisations – and mismanagement can lead to the downfall of a business.

This section should be used in conjunction with the policies and procedures sub-sections of corporate governance and human resource management.

Example of a data protection booklet from ASA.
An ASA example privacy note.
Explanation of non-profit exemptions to data protection.
Example of guidance to clubs from LTA.
A checklist designed to help operators of small CCTV systems comply with data protection.

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