In the past, Data Privacy laws in Europe have always applied to European businesses and EU Citizens. These new laws affect ALL EU residents, not just citizens. This means that these laws apply to our European members and will affect how we deal with membership information in Europe.
When is the GDPR coming into effect?
The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. It will be in came into force on Friday May 25, 2018.
If you have any access - Membership Lists, Database, Emailing, CallHub - to our membership data, please take a look at our Do's and Dont's Under GDPR. Some of our older practices are going to change changing - just slightly! And some old habits, although they may die hard, must be put to rest. Please read the Dos and Don'ts carefully. And take a look at our policy on contacting members.
We sent an email about Best Practices to all Admins on Tuesday May 22. An in depth version of this guide is available on the Wiki at Best Practices for Administrators.
Also, deleting Members requires a couple of extra steps on our end now. Please read about that here.
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