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Surveillance Camera Commissioner England & Wales - letter to parish and town councils DECEMBER 2019

Mr Tony Porter Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Date: December 2019

www.gov.uk/ surveillance-camera-commissioner

To: Parish, Town and Community Councils in England and Wales Dear Council

The operation of surveillance camera systems, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and partnerships.

You will be aware that as a relevant authority as set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA) you, as a local... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ANPR, Data Protection, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News

ICO Blog: top 3 issues on GDPR for parish and town councils

By Stacey Egerton, Senior Policy Officer

14 August 2019

The advent of the GDPR in May 2018 brought new data protection obligations for many organisations. Some of this presented a challenge, particularly for smaller organisations like parish and town councils, who we saw were keen to demonstrate their compliance but needed support to achieve this.

Now, well into the second year of the GDPR, it's clear... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GDPR, ICO, News, data sharing, using personal emails and devices

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Consultations

Please tell us your views on the consultation underway on proposed reforms to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage by emailing claire.goldfinch@nalc.gov.uk by 11 October. NALC will also be responding to the government's review into local government audit, again please send your views to NALC by 18 October, click here to read the news story.

Out and about

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: 5G, GDPR, ICO, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, consultations, mobile coverage

NALC Legal Update

Welcome to the third legal update and the first of 2019

GDPR – commenting on planning applications

Planning applications often contain personal data (as defined by the GDPR/ Data Protection Act 2018). Processing personal data is necessary for the exercise of planning functions, but that does not include a blanket approach to publishing such data on the internet.

Decisions on what information is... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CIL, Committee on Standards in Publci Life, Ethical Standards, GAPTC, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Planning, Transparency, libraries

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

External audit non responses

Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) are now receiving management information returns from the audit suppliers – currently, their main concern is the number of authorities they have had no response from, this is higher than in previous years. At the end of last week there were over 700 authorities who had not responded at all.

All will now have received formal... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Brexit, External audits, GDPR, JIGG, Joint Information Governance Group, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, SAAA, community transport, data protection, rural buses

NALC update - from Jonathon Owen (Chief Executive)

Updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) toolkit

NALC's GDPR toolkit has been updated to reflect the new Data Protection Act 2018 and data protection regime. The changes include the appointment of a Data Protection Officer, which is not mandatory for all local (parish and town) councils, and information about paying the Information Commissioner's data protection fee.

Roundtable on rural buses... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Princes Countryside Fund, SO, Standing Orders, annual conference, rural buses, rural transport

Personal data - GDPR

Any councillor who processes personal data on a computer (e.g. names and addresses of residents contacted about planning matters, or for election canvassing is a data controller separate from the council. As a result such a councillor would have to pay the Data Protection fee of £40.

A councillor who does not process personal data or does so without using a computer is not required to pay the... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 14:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GDPR, News, personal data

Data Protection Act 2018

The long wait is over as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force on Friday 25 May. GAPTC worked with the National Association of Local Councils and were part of a successful campaign to mitigate the impact of GDPR on our councils which resulted in Clause 7 (3) of the Act exempting councils from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 15:02 by Anita Sach

Tags: GDPR

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Annual conference 2018

· This year the NALC conference will be debating the future of the sector in post-Brexit Britain and some important issues around that including devolution of powers, financial challenges facing community councils and the changing role of community councils in delivering local services – this has already received media coverage in LocalGov and Public Sector Executive... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 16:07 by Alison Robinson

Tags: DPO, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Neighbourhood planning, News, Secretary of State, annual conference, star councils

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill

· Last Thursday the government tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation. Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: DPO, Data Protection Officer, GDPR, JIGG, Joint Information Governance Group, NALC, National Association for Local Councils. star councils, News, data protection