This week I want to talk about new data protection legislation that will come into force this month.
There is a lot of buzz going around about GDPR and the changes that businesses have to make to their privacy, cookie and contracting policies.
I am working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly and that you are not affected by any changes to legislation.
From May 25th, I will need to let you know how I use
your information and details, which I have started writing in my
In regards to subscribing to this blog, there will be no changes to how I use your email details when you signed up.
In brief, your details are kept in the WordPress subscriber log and won’t be passed on to any other parties.
I will continue to send blog posts in the same way, so you don’t need to change anything.
I do need to give you the option, through this post, to keep your subscription as it is, or remove yourself from the list if you wish to do so – I will miss you if you decide the latter.
I will possibly be sending another post to remind you of this before the 25th of May. I am still working on what I need to have in place. I am nearly there but want to cover all my bases!
Here is the Information Commissioner’s link to the GDPR guidance, and the link to my draft Privacy and Cookies Policy.
As a member of BACP, I also leave you this link – Article by Peter Jenkins and how new GDPR legislation will affect those of us in private practice.
***I am a member of the ICO, as I hold data on
clients for my counselling practice, as well as subscribers to this blog***
Please send me any questions you might have, and I will do my best to answer them.
Be patient with me though, I am also learning as I go!