Data protection board briefing [Archived]

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  • Data protection board briefing [Archived]

Data protection board briefing [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Precedent data protection board briefing has been archived and is not maintained. It is for background information only.

Date: [insert date]

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      Introduction

      As our [insert appropriate term, eg senior management team or board], it is important for you to understand how data protection law affects [insert organisation name], why it is so important and what we need to do to ensure [insert organisation name]’s compliance. This briefing sets out the key elements of the GDPR and what we have done to ensure we comply.

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        Glossary

        First, a brief explanation of the key terms:

        TermDefinition
        Personal dataAny information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person
        Special category data (sensitive personal data)Any personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership
        Data concerning health or a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation
        Biometric data processed for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person
        Genetic data
        Data subjectA person described and identifiable by personal data
        ProcessingObtaining, recording, holding, organising, adapting, altering, retrieving, consulting, using, aligning or disclosing any data or information
        Data controllerThe person/body responsible for deciding how and why personal data is to be processed
        Data processorThe person/body tasked with carrying out data processing on behalf of the controller
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        Why is the GDPR important?

        The challenge of complying with the GDPR should not be underestimated, nor

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