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Update on GDPR

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society Council, would like to update the membership on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The date for compliance with GDPR is 25th May 2018, when it will supersede the UK Data Protection Act 1988. The new regulation is a binding legislative act and will introduce new requirements for how organisations (such as the WPCS) process personal data and approach data privacy. 

To comply with the new legislation, the Council and staff undertook a risk and fact finding exercise in order that we put a process in place for us to take to the Society solicitors.

For the Society to be compliant with the new requirements, the solicitors, council and staff undertook significant work to achieve the legal outcome.

This has been done in order to protect the Society from the risk of substantial financial penalties and reputational damage.

www.itgovernance.co.uk/dpa-and-gdpr-penalties

We have completed this legislation to safeguard everyone's position within the Society, as well as other outside organisations that have links to the Society. 

On behalf of Council

13th Mar 2018