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GDPR – BADMINTON England Update

From Adrian Christy

Badminton England is currently working with our legal advisors  to produce some resources to help you get ready:

o   An evolving series of Frequently Asked Questions – if you have a question that is not included, our intention will be to enable you to submit your own question which will then be shared on the page for others to view and learn from

o   Data Protection Policies – our intention is to issue a policy that is appropriate for County Badminton Associations, League, Tournament Organisers, Coaches etc. as well as what Badminton England need

o   Privacy Notice – again our intention is to issue what is appropriate for Badminton England, County Badminton Associations, League, Tournament Organisers, Coaches etc. Preferences – we will share our Opt In statements with County Badminton Associations, League, Tournament Organisers, Coaches etc. which will give you a guide to adapt them to suit your own communication requirements

o   Other documents that our legal advisors deem appropriate

There is one key thing to say at this point. I have been asked several times if Badminton England will be the ‘data controller’ on behalf of clubs, CBAs etc – the answer is no, we are not able to do this. If a County Badminton Associations, League, Tournament Organisers, Coaches etc. collects any personal data it is their responsibility.

It is important that our County Badminton Associations, League, Tournament Organisers, Coaches etc. get an understanding of GDPR. They shouldn’t be scared by it, certainly no more than they should be compliant with current Data Protection legislation. It’s a media topic right now and so I understand the anxiety that some are sharing; we are going as fast as we can to help but there is a huge demand on expert knowledge right now.

I would therefore encourage any County Badminton Associations, League, Tournament Organisers, Coaches etc. to log onto the Information Commissioners Office website – https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/. Please feel free to also make them aware of an Advisory Service, including a helpline that has been set up – https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/advice-service-for-small-organisations/

Please keep an eye on the hub page on our website – that is where all information will be routed through.

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