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Unincorporated associations and the GDPR

Published on: 12 July 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Unincorporated associations and the GDPR
  • Does the GDPR apply to unincorporated associations, such as sports clubs, and who is responsible for compliance by an unincorporated association with the GDPR? Who is ‘controller’ or ‘processor’?
  • To what extent will the GDPR change the data protection compliance obligations for unincorporated associations (leaving aside those impacts which apply to all organisations)?
  • To what extent will such associations have to pay fees to the ICO under the new fee structure?
  • In the event an unincorporated association is involved in illegal processing contrary to the GDPR regime, who is the ICO likely to take enforcement action against?

Article summary

Information law analysis: As the dust settles on the arrival of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organisations big and small are still getting to grips with what the changes on such fundamental legislation will entail. Derek Hamill, partner and head of Corporate at Gilson Gray LLP, provides a few thoughts on issues that unincorporated associations and their lawyers will want to bear in mind. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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