Toastmasters Legal GDPR Guidelines

(General Data Protection Regulation) Change in law from 25 May 2018

Toastmasters Legal department Guidelines

Toastmasters Legal department issued Guidelines to all Clubs across Europe, including District 91. This provides guidance on how to ensure your clubs are compliant with GDPR.

Toastmasters Legal department also recommends that you visit the Guide to the GDPR to learn more about the regulation and to access useful tools. You can contact Toastmasters International Legal at, if you have any questions.

Implementing GDPR across District 91

By now, Clubs should have convened a Committee Meeting to review the Guidelines and to document the steps necessary to be compliant.

You might like to consider asking and answering the following questions

Data do you hold?
is it held? Online, on personal computers, on paper?
Has access to the data? Current Officers or past?
Is your data secured? Password protected? Online password protected only?

Further reading:

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation. There are 8 steps to consider. Please ensure that ALL club Presidents and VPE’s have reviewed all the steps, with particular attention to the following:

  • Awareness Information you hold Communicating privacy information Individuals’ rights Subject access requests Consent Data Breaches Data Protection, Officers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Ref: GDPR -Wikipedia