General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Policy
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, revolutionising the way that personal data is used and handled. Representing the largest and most important change to data protection in 20 years, the new EU regulation has fundamentally altered the data landscape in Ireland.
Data protection is a fundamental right set out in Article 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which states;
Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her.
Such data must be processed fairly for specified purposes and on the basis of the consent of the person concerned, or some other legitimate basis laid down by law. Everyone has the right of access to data which has been collected concerning him or her, and the right to have it rectified.
Compliance with these rules shall be subject to control by an independent authority.
This means that every individual is entitled to have their personal information protected, used in a fair and legal way, and made available to them when they ask for a copy. If an individual feels that their personal information is wrong, they are entitled to ask for that information to be corrected.
GDPR therefore simply builds on what we are already required to do in respect of data protection but recognises the extraordinary developments over the past 20 years in technology and social media, and the need for greater transparency and accountability from organisations in respect of how personal data processed.
Just like any other charity or organization, St.Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church – Dublin must comply with the GDPR requirements.
As a first step towards GDPR compliance, every individual parishioner needs to complete the consent form (given below) and a membership details update form. These documents are very crucial for every parishioner as a member of the Parish. Complete all questions and return to the office bearers of St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church, Dublin
If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the Trustee/Secretary.
Consent Forms are given below