General Data Protection Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on the 25th May, 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework.
GDPR protects the privacy rights of individuals and places further requirements on organisations to safeguard the rights of individuals in relation to the processing of their personal data, and sets out obligations in relation to obtaining, collecting, recording, keeping data, organising, storing, retrieving, disclosing, transmitting and retention of personal information.
Western Care Association has a responsibility to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of GDPR and to ensure that personal data is:
  • Processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner
  • Processed in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was given to you initially
  • Adequate, relevant and limited in terms of processing
  • Kept accurate, complete and up to date
  • Retained no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes
  • Kept safe and secure
Being transparent and providing information to individuals about how you use their personal data is a key requirement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are required to provide each Data Subject, by way of a Privacy Notice, to ensure that the processing of their data is fair and transparent.