Welcome to the Diocese of St Davids, named after Wales’ patron saint whose cathedral in Pembrokeshire is one of the jewels of the nation. The diocese also covers the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire including the western industrial valleys and the town of Llanelli.
DATA PROTECTION: What every parish needs to know
Important and far-reaching changes to the law covering data protection come into force on May 25th
And like any other charity or organisation, all parishes must comply with them or, potentially, face stiff penalties.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) give individuals more rights and protection over what information can be stored and how it can be used. There are seven basic principles: Data can only be held:
- fairly and lawfully
- for a specific purpose with a valid legal basis
- if its relevant and adequate – the minimum that is needed
- if it’s accurate and up to date
- for as long as necessary
- if it is secure
- if its retention is accountable
The St Davids website is being updated all the time. But you might not spot some of the changes at first glance. So here are some of the recent additions: