A new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is coming into force on 25 May this year.
The GDPR reshapes the data protection landscape by replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.
The GDPR provides increased rights for individuals, including a right to detailed data protection notices and new rights to delete data, and comes with new accountability obligations that will help protect the personal data of those involved in football.
Organisations holding personal data, including County FAs, leagues and clubs, will need to give more information to people about what they do with their data, why and for how long.
The FA has been working with Muckle LLP, who provide support to County FAs and Chartered Standard Clubs via a legal helpline, to draft some new GDPR templates that are easy to customise, and will help County FAs, leagues and clubs work towards compliance, ahead of the regulation coming into force.
The templates, which sit alongside a range of other GDPR resources aimed at County FAs, leagues and clubs, including a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), online training modules and fact sheets, are available on Muckle’s web-site.