'The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. Far from being a “game-changer”, GDPR updates and consolidates the existing legal obligations on organisations, such as the Methodist Church, to bring them into the twenty first century. The Methodist Church cares about the people whose data it holds and recognises the importance of this information to its work. GDPR provides a great opportunity to review exactly what personal information the Church holds, how it uses it and what steps we as a Church, need to take to protect each other’s privacy e.g. members, volunteers, employees, individuals that support the Church and third party users.'
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, May 2018