A practical guide to GDPR in your church and parish

ChurchDesk helps you get ready to GDPR. This guide is an introduction to GDPR for churches and advice on how to become compliant.


Why is data important?

An introduction to why data is important for churches and how to collect and process data correctly.

Introduction to GDPR

Understand the purpose of GDPR, who it applies to and what it means for your church and parish. We will also discuss the responsibility of the PCC as a data controller.

Data Processing Agreement

Introduction to the data processing agreement that is required in GDPR and where the church should get the agreement.

What is the purpose of GDPR?

The purpose of the regulation is to give citizens greater control over the use made of their personal data by third parties, as well as better knowledge about how and where it is stored, and what can and cannot be done with it.

Does GDPR apply to our church?

Yes, if your organisation handles the personal data of citizens, 25 May 2018 is a date that needs to be emblazoned on your mind. New regulation governing data protection comes into force putting far greater requirements on churches to manage, protect and dispose of citizens’ personal data in an appropriate manner.