In May 2018, new data protection laws come into effect, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is a regulation from the European Union which is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. The document is the sum of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new and unforeseen ways that data is now being used and stored.

Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. However, this will now be superseded by the new GDPR legislation. GDPR introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU – and is now enforceable in the UK despite Brexit, as it has now been enshrined into British law.

The legislation is principally designed to give people more control on how their personal data is used in a time when services like Google and Facebook swap access to data for use of their platforms. However, it applies to all businesses and charities, and so will affect us at NYAA as well.

Keeping your personal information safe and secure is one of our key priorities. That’s why we want to notify you of some changes in NYAA’s privacy policy,  in readiness for the introduction of the new GRPR on 25th May 2018. You can see full details of NYAA’s policy here.

There is more information on the GDPR here.

If you would like any more details or have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01904 640024.  Or you can contact us by email by filling in the form below.