The General Data Protection Regulations (hereinafter GDPR) is a new EU law that came into effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR protects the privacy rights of individuals. It also places further requirements on organisations (public, private or voluntary) to safeguard the personal data of individuals that they collect, use and store.
Society of African Missions and GPDR
The Society of African Missions commits itself to full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations. It will demonstrate this compliance through undertaking the following actions:
1. Reviewing and enhancing our data breach risk management processes.
2. Becoming more accountable with regard to data held by the Society.
3. Communicating with Society members, staff, volunteers and service users on how we use their data.
4. Ensuring that our procedures cover all the rights that individuals are entitled to, including deletion and data portability.
5. Reviewing the handling of data access requests.
6. Clarifying what we mean by ‘legal basis’ within the SMA and our obligations to GDPR.
7. Reviewing how the SMA seeks, obtains and records consent.
8. Examining how the SMA verifies individual children’s ages and consent from parents/guardians.
9. Putting in place procedures for mandatory breach reporting.
10. Embedding Data privacy policies and procedures into all that the Society undertakes.
ANY PERSONAL DATA HELD BY THE SOCIETY WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OTHER PERSON OR ORGANISATION EXCEPT UNDER LEGAL OBLIGATION OR REQUIREMENT.
The Society has appointed its Designated Liaison Person, Ms. Elizabeth Murphy, to deal with queries in relation to Data Protection and the SMA. Her contact details are listed below. Once the Society has finalised its Data Protection Policy, it will be published on this website.
Ms. Elizabeth Murphy, SMA Provincial House, Blackrock Road, Cork. T12N6C8
Mobile: 0877135240 / 021 4616303