Data Protection

Data Protection Law and Your Church

From May 2018 it’s been a legal requirement for every church to conform to the General Data Protection Regulation, which dictates how you can use people’s personal data. Our Data Protections experts have explored all the ins and outs of GDPR so that you don’t have to. GDPR in practice… It’s the first morning of … Read more …

GDPR subject access request

GDPR: Handling subject access requests

The GDPR modified the right of individuals to access data held about them.  Here is a basic guide on what to do if you receive a Subject Access Request (SAR). Is the request valid?  Requests can be either verbal or written.  The request need not refer to the legislation or even say it is a … Read more …

Church Legal Compliance Checklist

The Charity Commission. Employment law. Property Regulations. Data Protection. Sometimes complying with the law can seem complicated and burdensome to churches. We’re here to help. We at Edward Connor Solicitors understand that churches want to be legally compliant as part of their service to Jesus and we want to help you to do this faithfully. … Read more …

Copyright and your Church

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice has put the issue of copyright back in the headlines. The Court held that a secondary school had infringed a photographer’s copyright after a student used one of the photographer’s pictures in a school presentation which the school subsequently published on its website even though the … Read more …