1. What is GDPR?
You may have heard about 'GDPR' (the General Data Protection Regulation) in the news or directly from organisations who are busy preparing for it. It is new EU-level legislation and is the biggest change to UK privacy law in 20 years.
GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018, strengthening the rights of individuals and making organisations more accountable for data protection. All organisations, including Oxfam, will have to review how they manage personal data. Oxfam is fully committed to complying with GDPR.
2. It will give you more control over your personal data
GDPR means you will have genuine choice and control over how your personal data is used. Organisations must ensure you are aware when they obtain your personal data, and must stop using it if requested. They must also make it easy for you to opt out of marketing if you wish.
3. Your data will be kept safe and secure
GDPR also aims to make sure that all organisations holding personal data have the right processes in place to protect it. Those who put customer data at risk will face hefty penalties.
4. You can change your mind at any time
Under the new rules, it should be easier to choose how you want organisations to contact you. Just because you give your permission doesn't mean you can't change your mind.