New data protection legislation is coming into force in May 2018 which aims to protect people’s privacy further. The new law applies to all public bodies, businesses and other organisations that process personal data. The legislation comprises the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018 and the new Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 which will come into force around the same time. This will provide a single regulation across the European Union (EU) and place obligations on organisations that operate outside of the EU but provide goods or services to EUcitizens.

1. Our GDPR principles
  • we will process all personal data fairly and lawfully

  • we will only process personal data for specified and lawful purposes

  • we will endeavour to hold relevant and accurate personal data, and where practical, we will keep it up to date

  • we will not keep personal data for longer than is necessary

  • we will keep all personal data secure


2. GDPR compliance

We will implement the relevant policies and practices to ensure we protect any data handled by SAMS – for its members, patrons, followers, suppliers, sponsors and stakeholders, specifically including the following:

  • Committee Members will be made aware of the GDPR and restrictions and obligations within it as may be relevant to them. 

  • All members will be made aware of the GDPR regulations and the Society’s data privacy policy