GDPR - What it is and what it means for you

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Posted: 01/05/2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Many members may already be aware of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on 25 May 2018. The GDPR replaces and enhances current data protection law in the form of the Data Protection Act (1998). These new regulations apply to all companies and organisations that take personal information (data) from its customers or members.

JudoScotland has always taken seriously the protection of its members’ information. It has always ensured that it is fully compliant with data protection regulations and therefore welcomes the introduction of the GDPR as a means of strengthening its current processes even further and providing additional protection and information to its members.

The Principles behind GDPR

Very broadly, the introduction of the GDPR outlines:  

  • how you as a member provide information to JudoScotland;
  • why we need this information and its accuracy;
  • what we use this information for;
  • who we share this information with;
  • how we store this information.

One aspect under the forthcoming GDPR implementation is the requirement that JudoScotland members have a right to be informed with regards to the obligations of JudoScotland when using your personal information. To that end, this information can be found in a privacy notice developed by JudoScotland, which can be viewed on the JudoScotland website and can be accessed directly here.

We will continue to work to integrate the GDPR requirements into our systems and processes and will provide further information as and when appropriate.

Should you have any questions, please contact Freda McInulty in the Business Support Team, at the JudoScotland office.