All parts of Britain Yearly Meeting must follow its policies on information security and data protection which Meeting for Sufferings Committee agreed on behalf of Meeting for Sufferings in July 2003.
This page details the various assistance the Data Safety Group at Friends House can give Friends to do this.
Other documents available
Please note: the General Data Protection Regulation is expected to come into force in May 2018. Information is not included in the Guidance for Meetings booklet (featured resource, above). Documents available to help Meetings comply with this Regulation (and others) are listed below.
The Information Commissioner's Office has an advice line for small organisations - 0303 123 113 (select option 4). Staff will answer questions on data protection law including the GDPR.
- GDPR advice for area meetings (word) including guidance on compiling a data consent form
- Template data consent form (word) for local and area meetings to adapt for their own use (designed to comply with the GDPR)
- Information sheet on the FH contact database. Please contact the Data Safety Group (contact details below) for a copy.
Book of Meetings
Britain Yearly Meeting publishes the Book of Meetings annually. Contact details published in the Book of Meetings are considered public information. Yearly Meeting staff and others may give these to an enquirer without asking further permission.
Area meetings registered with the Charity Commission and Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
Area meetings which are already registered charities should consider whether the need to register with the Information Commissioner's Office.