All membership organisations have a legal and moral duty to protect the data of their members. Many points of the GDPR already apply under current data protection laws. The GDPR will become enforceable from Friday 25th May 2018. It replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and covers the storage and use of ‘Personal Data’.

Outline advice was presented to County Association representatives at the Bowls England Counties Meeting in November 2017 and circulated following that meeting. Further guidance was issued by Bowls England in February 2018 following the Annual General Meeting, and GDPR was included as an agenda item during Bowls England’s Regional Meetings in Spring 2018.

Supporting Documentation:
Bowls England Guidance Note for Affiliated Clubs and County Associations (Issued: February 2018)
Bowls England Guidance Note for Affiliated Clubs and County Associations (Issued: May 2018)

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