Data protection
Essential

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018.

Each individual organisation is responsible for the data under its control. Local Trust has reviewed its data protection policies and procedures to ensure they meet the GDPR requirements and has advised its partners to do the same. This document describes the main principles of the GDPR and how it affects your Big Local partnership and relationships with Local Trust, your locally trusted organisation and your community.

What is the GDPR? 
What is personal data?
What are the key data protection principles in the GDPR? 
When can I process personal data in accordance with the GDPR? 
What are data subjects’ rights? 
“Data controller” or “data processor”: who is responsible for what?
What can I do to ensure I comply?
Where can I find further information about how to comply?