ACTION REQUIRED for changes to Data protection Law effective in May 2018

With effect from the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be applied within the United Kingdom. This legislation makes provisions additional to those of the 1989 Data Protection Act which it replaces. The Institute as a data holder and processor is required to show that personal data which members provide or we receive from others is being securely stored and properly processed. The Institute deals with personal data for its legitimate and lawful purposes and in seeking to be transparent will shortly update and extend the information provided to you through the policies and procedures available to all members on the website.
The new regulations convey certain rights to you as data subjects including that of accessing your data, correcting, restricting processing and right to have it deleted. Whilst retention and processing for the purposes of the register of membership is a legal requirement and the processing and communications with you on membership related matters and events are within our legitimate interest, we need your confirmation that for the other purposes for which the Institute is registered and for any promotional or marketing material you are happy that we deal with it in this way. Information regarding the holding and processing of personal data is available by clicking here.
To allow the Institute to continue to communicate with you on such matters we ask that you complete and submit the consent form available at the following link not later than 24th May 2018.
If confirmation is not received we are constrained in regard to contact or processing your data for any other purposes specified in the attached note on the Institute’s registration and Data Protection.

Yours sincerely
A J Slate
Legal & Compliance
Institute of Explosives Engineers

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