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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

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 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

GAPTC Newsletter

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

Tags: AGM, Data Protection, Funding, GDPR, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NPPF, News, Training, Transparency, Transparency Fund, planning

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

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

Tags: Data Protection, Data Protection Bill, GDPR, IDB, Improvement and Development Board, Lobbt Day, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, National Employers pay offer, News, Unitary, planning award

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

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.

·... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:25 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Data Protection, GDPR, International Women's Day, LGA, Lobby Day, NALC, NPPF, National Association for Local Councils, National Planning Policy Framework, News, Policy Committee, events

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

GDPR update

·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

Tags: GDPR, LGA, Local Government Association, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, data protection, finance committee, local government reorganisation, localism, planning

Legal briefing 10-17 Data Protection Officer

Legal briefing 10-17 Data Protection Officer

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

Tags: Data Protection, GDPR, News

Latest GAPTC newsletter

Clerks Networking session

Over 30 clerks from parish and town councils across Gloucestershire attended the Clerks Networking event last week where Janice Banks, the CEO from the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, gave a talk about the varied work the organisation carries out in support of local councils. It was good to be reminded about their wide-ranging role including work on Affordable Housing,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Data Protection, Funding, GDPR, News, Regeneration, Training, Transparency, Transparency Fund, external audits

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