Parish and Town Councils may not need to appoint a DPO
Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:29 by Wendy Amis
The Government has tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have confirmed with us that all other measures will still apply, but that appointing a Data Protection Officer to support a council's approach to data protection will be discretionary and may be regarded as good practice. You can read the amendment here which is at the bottom of page 15 and top of page 16.