GDPR and iKnow

New data protection regulations come into force on the 25th May 2018 – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Like many churches and other organisations we are having to review our data holding policies and processes, as all organisations holding and processing personal data will have to comply with new, tightened rules from the 25th May 2018 when GDPR comes into effect.

St Andrew’s Church Parochial Church Council (PCC) is to start using church management software called iKnow to help it manage personal data in compliance with the new GDPR rules.

iKnow is a powerful tool, built by Christians for Christians. General information about iKnow can be found here. Data security is given the highest priority, and there are built-in controls which limit access to personal details to just a few trusted church leaders and administrators. The way in which we manage personal data will be set out in our Data Protection Policy which is currently being reviewed. All of this is consistent with GDPR principles and requirements.

One of the key features of iKnow is that each church member will have access to their own password-protected data profile so that they can control what personal information about them is or isn’t held.

Our initial use of iKnow will focus on data-holding in compliance with GDPR compliant with GDPR and administration in relation to Andy's, alongside some limited trials of other modules 'behind the scenes' at St Andrew's. Subject to succesful trials, we anticipate later this year gradually starting to use more of the tools within the system to also assist with administration and communication at St Andrews.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the above please email the St Andrew’s iKnow administrator.

Click here for Information and Guidance for iKnow Users if you have received an email invitation to sign-up to iKnow.