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“General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) is a set of rules agreed by the EU in 2018 which significantly tightened the rules in force with regard to data management prior to that date. These were subsequently adopted by the UK after leaving the EU. The GDPR applies to "personal data", which means any information relating to someone who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identifier (a piece of data).  This set of rules applies to organisations operating within the EU, and the definition of organisations includes Charitable Associations of members such as a Bridge or Social club, and the SBU itself.

Any organisation or officer of an organisation holding personal details should be fully conscious and aware that they have a responsibility to guard that data securely and have a legal basis for holding that data. A copy of the SBU Privacy Policy can be found at

The SBU reminds all clubs that a copy of their own Privacy Policy should be displayed on the club’s website and regularly updated. If any club doesn’t already have a Privacy Policy displayed on their website, a draft Policy can be found at Model Privacy Policy for the XYZ bridge club.docx

If you have any Data Protection queries, please direct them to the SBU Data Protection Officer who will be happy to assist you.

Charmian Entwistle

Data Protection Officer

7th July 2023

Charmian Entwistle