What is the GDPR?
In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into force, changing the law relating to the holding of personal information. Churches fall within the scope of the GDPR, and need to make provision to conform to its requirements. Across the Church of England a number of approaches have been devised, and here in Ketton we are in the process of finalising our own approach to what is a fairly complicated situation. The GDPR requires two types of document, firstly a Data Privacy Notice to be published by the Data Controller to set out the policy of the body holding information and secondly a Consent Form which needs to be signed by people ("Data Subjects") falling into certain categories.
The GDPR Data Privacy Notices
The church in Ketton has two Data Controllers, the Parochial Church Council and the Ministry Team. Different types of information are held by the two bodies, and it is therefore necessary for each to have its own respective Data Privacy Notice. We are in the final stages of drawing up the two Data Privacy Notices, which will be posted on this web site as soon as possible (the Notice for the PCC is now on line and can be accessed by clicking the navigation button "GDPR for PCC". A notice on the church notice board will be used to publish the web page address.