General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and Data Protection Act 2018 enables employers to collect personal information relating to employees and applicants provided it is required for a specific purpose.  The information must be disposed of when no longer required or relevant.

Local churches, circuits and districts find themselves holding a variety of personal data including details of their lay employees. 

As the Data Controller for local Methodist churches, circuits and districts the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes (TMCP) are providing information and guidance on Data Protection in the Methodist Church. This guidance helps the Managing Trustees to identify what personal data is, how to hold it securely and for what purposes  that personal data can be used. This includes Circuit and District directories.

Please go to TMCP website:  www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection  for further information and guidance.

If further advice is required please contact the DLES.