David Sedgwick wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:51 pm
However, John seems to me to be asking a serious question. There is a new EU Directive which may impact on League Management Systems such as his. Or it may not, if if won't come into force until after the UK has left the EU.
John, I endorse Roger's suggestion. You should seek advice from the ECF. If they can't provide it, you should ask them to refer your query to the Sport & Recreation Alliance.
My interest, albeit now distant, had been on the impact of the GDPR on national clinical audit programmes and patient registeries, but that’s another story.
The new EU law on data processing will come into effect on 25 May 2018. Its key aim is to provide protection for individuals and it also prevents organisations hiding behind legal jargon in their small print agreements. We’ve known about this for some time and organisations, certainly Government organisations and their agencies, have been preparing for its implementation.
There’s a new Data Protection Bill that cleared the Lords last month and has now been introduced in the Commons. A big section of that Bill is devoted to the GDPR and that will align us with the rest of the EU. Given the current Data Protection Act is now 20 years old, and needs a make over, it is expected that time will be found for it to complete its passage to Royal Assent. Should that not happen the GDPR will be bundled-up into the Great Repeal Bill, and legalised through regulations. So it’s going to happen.
The implications for the LMS and chess are pretty obscure. Individuals can ask for information held about them, but can’t they can do that now? And anyway, the LMS doesn't hold any secret
details about individuals. Does it? There could be a problem if someone wanted to use their right to be forgotten. That seems unlikely, but the LMS would need to find a way to delete names while retaining its basic structures, like historic results and league tables. One other possibility would be an individual objecting to LMS data being shared with the Grading database. Hmmm?
That's me done!