Data Protection Roadshows update
In May last year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect and placed responsibilities upon how organisations manage personal data. This new law also applies to the Church of Ireland and places requirements on dioceses, parishes and the central Church to ensure that they are compliant with GDPR in how they store and process personal data.
Rebekah Fozzard is the Church of Ireland’s Data Protection Officer and has produced a number of guidance documents to assist parishes and dioceses with the implementation of GDPR. Rebekah has commenced her second round of Data Protection Roadshows where she will facilitate question and answer sessions as well as giving practical advice and guidance on data protection issues. She will also make herself available for one–to–one sessions for any parishes which have a particular issue or difficulty that they would like to discuss with her – on a first come, first served basis.
Rebekah has produced a parish handbook which is a guide for parishes and these will be available at the forthcoming roadshows.
Details of the forthcoming sessions are below:
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Wednesday, 8th May
For more information and to register, please contact Sabrina McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Diocesan Office: 028/048 6634 7879.
Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Tuesday, 7th May
For more information and to register, please contact Heather Pope at email@example.com or ring the Diocesan Office: 086 833 6666.
Taney Parish Centre, Dundrum
Thursday, 23rd May
For more information and to register, please contact Sylvia Heggie, Diocesan Secretary, on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Diocesan Office: 01 4966 981.
Down & Dromore
Wednesday, 29th May
For more information and to register, please contact Roy Lawther at email@example.com or ring the Diocesan Office: 028 9082 8830.
Wednesday, 5th June
Thursday, 6th June
For more information and to register, please contact Richard Cotter at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Diocesan Office: 028 9082 8830.
Tuesday, 11th June
Wednesday, 12th June
For more information and to register, please contact Jane Leighton at email@example.com or ring the Diocesan Office: 028/048 3752 2858.
If you would like to book a one–to–one meeting with Rebekah, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further sessions are being planned for after General Synod, including in June, in the Dioceses of Derry & Raphoe, and Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh. Details are available from Diocesan Secretaries.