The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of European Union regulations due to come into force on 25 May 2018. It will change how organisations process and handle data, with the ultimate aim of giving greater protection and rights to individuals, including our members.
LGSS Pensions already have procedures in place which comply with similar data protection principles under the Data Protection Act 1998. The new regulations will reinforce these existing requirements, and members are unlikely to notice a change in the service they receive from either the Cambridgeshire or Northamptonshire Pension Fund, for whom LGSS Pensions administer.
We have updated our privacy notice in line with the new requirements, setting out, why certain data is held; the reason for processing the data; who we share the data with and the period for which the data will be retained. Within the notice, members will also be provided with additional information about their rights under the legislation. The privacy notice is available on our website. We have also issued all scheme employers with a Memorandum of Understanding, which confirms the joint roles and responsibilities with regards to the sharing of information that enables us to provide an efficient and effective service to our scheme members and stakeholders.
For more details and information, please view our new Information Governance page on our website: http://pensions.northamptonshire.gov.uk/governance/information-governance