General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By Antoin Ó Braoin, Oifigeach Forbartha, Liathróid Láimhe Loch Garman 

You may be aware of new Data Protection legislation, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is coming into effect in 2018.  This legislation will have significant implications for GAA Clubs and it important that all of us are aware of our responsibilities regarding data protection.

In order to assist GAA Clubs to understand specifically what they must do to comply with the legislation, a Data Protection seminar will be held in Croke Park on Saturday, November 18th 2017.  The seminar will start at 10:00 am, will last approximately 3 hours and will be repeated in the afternoon, starting at 1:30 pm.  Attendees can choose to attend whichever session, morning or afternoon, suits best.

This Seminar is intended for Club, County or Provincial Board officials who will be actively involved in the process of collecting, processing and storing information relating to members over the coming months. This may be the club Registrar or the Secretary or another volunteer and it will vary from club to club.  Please bring this event to the attention of the relevant person in your club.

It is hoped to have as many GAA Clubs as possible in attendance and delegates interested in attending should reserve their place using the links below.  The event is free but places are limited and you must reserve a place if you plan to attend.

Seminar Details: Data Protection Seminar – An overview of the implications for GAA Clubs of new Data Protection legislation called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which is coming into effect in 2018.

When is it on?  November 18th in Croke Park at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. (It is the same session repeated, so attendees only need to attend one).  Please arrive early to register.

Who should attend? The person in your GAA Club who is responsible for collecting and managing Membership Information is the most appropriate person to attend.  If clubs wish to send more than one delegate, that’s fine.

What will be covered? The agenda will cover a range of topics and will specifically address the following:

  • An overview of Data Protection legislation
  • Specific changes arising from GDPR
  • Tools and supports available to support including:
    • Updated Paper Membership Form templates
    • Enhancements to GAA Membership Systems
    • Other systems available to support compliance
    • Data Protection Officer

How do I book my place? You can book your place by completing the reservation form available at these links:  Morning Session starting at 10:00 or Afternoon session starting at 1:30

Alternatively you may copy either of the following links and paste into your internet browser:

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th.