ICO statement on GDPR
· NALC are pleased to let you know that following lengthy discussions with relevant Government departments, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have issued a statement of reassurance setting out their views on the particular challenges facing the local council sector regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which NALC have very much welcomed. You... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:02 by Alison Robinson
General Data Protection Regulations
All member councils were sent a copy of the NALC toolkit which contains model policies and templates to use. NALC and SLCC are working together to clarify the situation on the role of the Data Protection Officer on a national basis and with the Bill going through the House of Commons recently, we hope to have more clarification soon. Until then review the information... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:52 by Alison Robinson
Data Protection Bill and GDPR
·This week Jon Owen (NALC CEO) wrote to officials in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Information Commissioner's Office and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in advance of a joint meetings they were having today and Monday on the Data Protection Bill and General Data Protection Regulation. He wanted to ensure they were all... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:44 by Alison Robinson
Data Protection Bill and GDPR
· NALC's concerns over the impact of the Data Protection Bill and GDPR on local councils were picked up in Parliament last week as well as extensively in the media. Prior to last Monday's Second Reading of the Bill the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter wrote to secretary of state for digital, culture media and sport, Matt Hancock MP and NALC issued a press release.
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Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:25 by Alison Robinson
·NALC's published their new GDPR toolkit last week, prepared on our behalf by law firm Winckworth Sherwood, which is available to member councils and county associations on the NALC website.
·The Data Protection Bill continues its passage through the House of Commons on Monday and NALC have produced a short briefing to MPs to highlight concerns, as well as writing to the digital... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:08 by Alison Robinson
GDPR update and new NALC toolkit
· Many county associations and councils are already busy working towards and getting ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements and now NALC has produced the new GDPR toolkit, prepared by the law firm Winckworth Sherwood, it is available on the NALC website. Together with training and support provided by county associations, NALC's... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:53 by Alison Robinson
Data Protection – the new regulations and how they will affect you – Highnam, 26 April 10am – noon This will be the final chance to learn about the new General Data Protection Regulations. By then there will (hopefully) be clarity on the legislation and a system in place for small and large councils to meet their obligations. In the meantime we will be updating you, as and when we... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:55 by Dawn Laird
The purpose of the briefing is to provide more information about I) a DPO's responsibilities and ii) the person appointed as DPO.
Posted: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:03 by Alison Robinson
NALC conference this week
·Wednesday's Making Local Economic Growth Work conference was a fitting and positive way to round off this year's extensive events programme – huge thanks go to councils, county associations, sponsors and commercial partners, stakeholders, the hotel staff, all speakers and our own staff.
· Headlines of the day: - Beginning with the shadow secretary of state... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:30 by Alison Robinson