GDPR: What you need to know

Read a short statement from the diocese and our parish regarding the EU regulation.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data.

The Diocese of Paisley, St Thomas’ Parish and GDPR

This became law across Europe on Friday May 25th. The Diocese of Paisley and the Parish would like to reassure you that it takes your data very seriously and will protect it in compliance with all aspects of the new regulation. We have established that for Parish groups and ministries there is legitimate interest for the purpose of contacting you that constitutes the legal basis for holding personal data, and for Gift Aid this is covered by the agreement that you previously signed, so you do not need to do anything else at present. If there is any further need to gain your approval for any specific purpose, then we will contact you directly.

There will also be copies of our Privacy Notice at the back of the church or you can visit the website at

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