The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – our response

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from May 25, 2018. It aims to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. The legislation is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across Europe approach data privacy.

This EU legislation is a huge success for European Greens. It was Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, an expert on privacy and data protection, who successfully steered GDPR through the legislative process.

All organisations have a duty to demonstrate that effective policies and procedures are in place.

We hold data for constituents and others who contact us on a whole range of issues.  We retain this data only in case of further queries from the individuals concerned, or in case we obtain further information relevant to the correspondent’s original purpose in contacting us.

We also hold data for people who have opted in to receive newsletters by email. Some people receive such updates because they contacted us on a related issue, e.g. concerns around Brexit. In all email newsletters there has always been, and will continue to be, an option to unsubscribe from further correspondence. 

Anyone has the right to have their personal data deleted or to know what data we hold on them. Please contact us if you have any concerns about what data we hold on you or if would like to request us to remove your details from our data.

We are proud to say that our current procedures for handling your data already meet the high standards of consent and privacy that GDPR requires.