General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

England Golf briefing for Clubs & Counties: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Golf Clubs will process individual personal data in nearly all their activities. This includes data about employees, volunteers, players, members, website/app users and more.

If you hold information that could be used to identify a living individual (such as contact details sent in via a Membership Application Form, booking enquiries sent via a website or transaction details recorded in the club shop) then you will need to consider the impact of data protection legislation on how you handle that information.

Whilst data protection law has been around for decades, the law has been refreshed and enhanced via the new General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which came into force across all EU member states on 25 May 2018.

Golf organisations should therefore be operating in full compliance with the GDPR.

Legal Help from Mills and Reeve 

In partnership with Mills and Reeve (our legal partners) we have produced a briefing document which will give you an overview about what compliance should look like at your club. 

Should you have further questions please feel free to contact the England Golf Legal Helpline managed by Mills and Reeve. 

Further Guidance from The Sports and Recreation Alliance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance have created a GDPR Toolkit and have been commissioned by Sport England to lead a project to help the sector meet the legislative requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

A suite of GDPR compliant template documents that can be used by organisations across the sport and recreation sector plus a series of FAQs can be found HERE

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