Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
This will be updated depending on the types of queries Scouting Ireland receives over the coming months.
What information does the GDPR apply to?
The GDPR applies to personal data, which means any information relating to an identifiable person (data subject) who can be directly or indirectly identified. This includes name, address, email, and date of birth. In addition, personal data can be classified as sensitive personal data if it contains further data, such as religion, ethnicity or health data.
What is a data breach?
A personal data breach means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration,
What is a privacy notice?
A privacy notice is
When will the forms produced by Scouting Ireland be updated?
What is a data Subject Access Request?
Data Subject Access Requests (SARs) are when a data subject requests the data controller to do something with the data you hold on them.
This could be a request to identify:
- the reason why you have the data and what you are doing with it
- the type of data you hold on them
- the third parties you have disclosed the data to
- the period you will be keeping the data for and why
In addition, they can ask you to:
- delete or modify the data you have on them
- transfer this data to a third party of their choice
How can I find more information on the GDPR?
What is the Data Protection Officer (DPO)?
The Data Protection Officer is a nominated individual(s) who are the channel between the
The role of the DPO is to:
- inform and advise the
organisationand its volunteers about their obligations to comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws,
- monitor compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws, including managing internal data protection activities, advise on data protection impact assessments; train volunteers and staff and conduct internal audits,
- be the first point of contact for supervisory authorities and for individuals whose data is processed (members, customers etc) these include:
- Personal Data Breach Reports
- Subject Access Requests
- Breach Responses, internally, externally (data subjects) and the DPO.
If you have a question please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org