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ADCA seeks GDPR Help

17th December 2022 @ 6:06am – by Kathleen Fedouloff
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Can you help us Get Data Protection Right?

GDPR – don't those letters just make your heart sink! Just how many times do I have to accept or reject cookies on a website?? Just whose email address or telephone number can I safely pass on to whom??

But when it comes down to it, we all agree that protecting our privacy is paramount. We all have a right to decide for ourselves what we are willing to share about ourselves, and to demand that other people do not share personal information about us without our express agreement.

So you can see why Audlem & District Community Action (ADCA), which is a charity working specifically with older people who may be vulnerable, has to take particular care how we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018) and the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office

As ADCA has grown and developed between 2010 and 2022, more and more people are using our services and we have expanded our range of activities across a number of venues. As a result, management of all the information we need to operate successfully and safely has become significantly more complex.

As a result, ADCA now needs to conduct an audit of our GDPR compliance to check that we are fully meeting our obligations, and to take remedial action if and where this is required.

But we need help!

We don't have in-depth GDPR knowledge or experience within our organisation, so we are now looking for someone (ideally a local person, but we are searching quite widely) who IS both knowledgeable and experienced, and who has the time to help us, to provide us with some guidance.

Specifically, we would like help to

determine what exactly a GDPR compliance audit should entail

develop appropriate remedial action where this might be required as a result of the audit.

We see this as a volunteer consultancy role, focused primarily on providing guidance on what action we need to take.

If you think you might be able to help us, please send us an email adca.audlem@gmail.com for more information.

Or if you know someone who might be able to help, please send them a link to this article.

A brief note about ADCA

Audlem & District Community Action (ADCA) is a charity established in 2010. With the help of our volunteers we provide welfare support to vulnerable and socially isolated adults and older people – and their carers – within Audlem and District. Our aim is to promote health and well-being, social inclusion, community participation and independence. We provide a variety of lunch and coffee clubs and other activities for older people, as well as support to carers, medical transport and befriending services. Please see our website here https://adca.audlem.org.

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