News and events Stories General Data Protection Regulation - information The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK from 25th May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations. Parishes must comply with its requirements, just like any other charity or organisation. The Parish Resources website provides guidance, templates and a checklist for parishes. Please click on this link to access the website.