The BRIXMIS Association AGM held onSaturday 22 September 2018

Minutes of the 2018 AGMare now available fromTheSecretary.

(14 March 2018) Important Notice From The Secretary

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This is a new regulation set to replace the Data Protection Act; it is as such a binding act which must be followed in its entirety throughout the EU, (even after Brexit). The GDPR it is an attempt to strengthen, harmonize and modernize EU data protection law and enhance individual rights and freedoms, consistent with the European understanding of privacy as a fundamental human right. The GDPR regulates, amongst other things, how individuals and organisations may obtain, use, store and eliminate personal data.

The GDPR will come into effect on 25th May 2018.

What is considered personal data, per the GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual; meaning, information that could be used, on its own or in conjunction with other data, to identify an individual. Personal data will now include not only data that is commonly considered to be personal in nature, (e.g. social security numbers, names, physical addresses, e-mail addresses), but also such data as IP addresses, behavioural data, location data, biometric and financial data.

What this means as far as I can see is that any Association, Organisation or Business has to ask their clients if they would consent to receive information from that Association etc.

So regarding the Brixmis Association Database, what I need is each one of our members on the Databases to inform me that they wish to continue, that is consent, to receive e-mails from me (Honorary Secretary) before the 25th May 2018, or I will have to remove the notification to send out the e-mail to those individuals that don’t reply.

I have to then make a note on the Database that, the person has given consent to keep receiving information.

I hope that I have made this clear for everyone, this has to been in place before the 25th May 2018, there will not be a “grace period”, therefore I’m getting this out to you all now to ensure we will be compliant.

The regulation will place the onus on the person whose data it is to give permission to Organisations, etc. Organisations can no longer use the opt out – it must be the individual opting-in (giving consent). No automatic tick boxes can apply, if persons want to receive information they themselves will have to tick the box.

Missing Members

Whilst membership of the BRIXMIS Association is quite healthy, we have lost contact with quite a few former BRIXMIS personnel and Association Members. A list of them can be viewed here
. If you are able to provide contact details for anyone on the list, or any corrections, The Secretary would be glad to hear from you.

Course Photographs

The BRIXMIS Association holds a copy of every BRIXMIS course photograph since No.3 Int (SD) Course in September 1973. If you would like a copy of your course photograph please let The Secretar
y know, and a scanned copy will be forwarded to you by e-mail.

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