The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in May 2019 and all organisations which store and use people’s personal data must comply. This applies to PCCs and all structures within the Diocese of Leicester.
The national Church of England office, (National Church Institutions, or NCIs), in London, has issued GDPR guidance for PCCs. This guidance can be found on the Parish Resources website and offers a template to help PCCs audit their use of personal data. There are additional templates which can be downloaded from this page too.
The Baptist Union of Great Britain also has a sample Data Protection Policy which can be downloaded from ttps://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/304642/Data_protection_documents.aspx
There is a diocesan Data Privacy Notice, which you can download here. The Privacy Notice lists the organisations within the diocese and beyond with whom data will be shared – but only as necessary or appropriate.
Holders of a Bishop’s Licence, D/PCC Officers and Members of the General, Diocesan and/or Deanery Synods are eligible to register for access to the diocesan database. Download this infomation see for details of how to do this (NB it is a two-stage process), as well as details of how to find individuals and post-holders.
People in the database are able to set their information to be publicly available (indicated by a green padlock), only available within the diocese (indicated by an orange padlock) or privately (only to diocesan office staff and Area Deans – indicated by a red padlock and the words ex-directory). Those who have set their details to be publicly available are also searchable via the diocesan website here: [link to people directory]
Following the training day for PCCs held in 2019, the presentation and sample templates can be downloaded below.
If you have any queries about Data Protection, please contact: –
Rupert Allen, DAC Secretary & Database Manager
T: 0116 261 5332 / 07947353125 E: firstname.lastname@example.org