The Data Protection Act 1998 is being updated with a new EU legislation called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The Act and the Regulations control how organisations use your personal data, making sure that the information is used fairly and lawfully.
The new regulations give you more control over how your personal information is used. For anyone who collects personal information, it provides a clearer, simpler legal environment to operate in.
Under the new regulation, the definition has been expanded. As well as information such as your name, address, date of birth, and information about your health, it now includes identifiers such as an internet users’ IP address and location data, as well as other information like economic, cultural or genetic information.
Please be assured that the only information that Cancer Fund for Children would hold about you is contact information, your name address (postal or email), and possibly a telephone number.
Any organisation who you give information about yourself to, must be “transparent” about how they collect your information, what they do with it and how they process it. The new regulation ensures that where you are asked to give your consent for the processing of your information, you give your consent freely. This means that organisations must ensure that you have enough information to understand what you are agreeing to and that you give your consent in a clear and positive way.
We are working hard to update and review our privacy policies and notices to make sure you have a clear understanding on how we use your information. We are also looking to update our records to reflect your preferences for how we communicate with you.