Published 28th January 2021
Today , 28th January is known globally as data protection day. On this day, organisations like Wirral Methodist Housing Association, want to raise awareness about the rights to personal data protection and privacy.
In 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. GDPR is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals. People should be cautious when giving out their personal information. You should not be afraid to question anybody who asks you to provide data and you are unsure of their reasons for doing so. Anyone who is asking for you information should be doing so in line with GDPR so always look to make sure they are GDPR compliant.
Your personal data is processed every second especially when they buy goods or services, travel or surf the internet. Individuals are generally unfamiliar with the risks related to the protection of their personal data and of their rights in this respect. They are rarely aware of what they can do if they consider that their rights have been breached.
You should be cautious when giving out your personal information. You should not be afraid to question anybody who asks you to provide data and you are unsure of their reasons for doing so. Anyone who is asking for you information should be doing so in line with GDPR so always look to make sure they are GDPR compliant.
As a UK resident, you have the right to protection against anyone using the collection of personal data the purpose not originally intended or agreed. Here at Wirral Methodist Housing Association, we are fully committed to ensuring that we protect your data and that we do not breach your human rights concerning data protection. Any personal data we keep, we use solely for the purpose in which it is was taken and under no circumstances would we share any of your personal data without your permission to do so. For mor information read our Privacy Notice which can accessed on the website.
If you feel your data has been misused in any way, then do not be afraid to challenge this. Remember, data protection is your right!