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European General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR

In our continued support of our members in being GDPR compliant, we have developed a section of the BANT website that includes all the information we issued via the BANT GDPR Eblast Series, including the BANT GDPR templates for a typical NT business and the Professional Practice webinar on GDPR.  Please click here to access this page.   A link from the Home Page of the website is also available.  We will also shortly be adding to this an FAQ document.  If you have any questions related in GDPR please reference this page first,  if you are unable to find an answer to your query then please email the BANT Professional practice Committee at bantpractice@bant.org.uk

PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH BANT BY PROVIDING YOUR CONSENT

BANT would like to continue keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and events. On the 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals, comes into effect.

What this means for you

BANT will continue to communicate with you regarding the management and administration of your membership. However you will need to manually opt-in to any marketing communications you wish to receive from us – these will include emails about the BANT eNews, upcoming events (regional and local networks as well as student and general webinars) and recruitment. After 25 May 2018, you will only receive marketing communications you have actively opted-in to, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Click here to access the full eblast.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) – COUNTDOWN TO COMPLIANCE (9)

Legitimate interests is one of the six lawful bases for processing personal data (as detailed in a previous eblast).  The Document Controller spreadsheet example produced by BANT for a typical NT business identified a number of types of personal data that would use legitimate interest as the lawful basis for processing.  Where legitimate interest is used as the lawful basis it requires a Legitimate Interest Assessment (LIA) to justify its use.  This eblast summarises the ICO guidance on how to complete an LIA and provides a template of an LIA for a typical nutritional therapy business that can be adapted by members and a worked example.

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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) – COUNTDOWN TO COMPLIANCE (8)

The GDPR requires you to process personal data securely. This is not a new data protection obligation. It replaces and mirrors the previous requirement to have ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures’ under the Data Protection Act 1998.  However, the GDPR provides more specifics about what you have to do about the security of your processing and how you should assess your information risk and put appropriate security measures in place.

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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) – COUNTDOWN TO COMPLIANCE (7)

Recognising and dealing with a Subject Access Request

What is a subject access request?

An individual has the right to receive confirmation that their data is being processed, access to their personal data and supplementary information (which should be the information provided in the Privacy Notice).

Individuals Rights

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

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ONLINE CPD OPPORTUNITIES FROM TWO BANT REGIONAL BRANCH MEETINGS

We are delighted to bring you the recorded presentations and slides from two BANT Regional Branch meetings that featured high quality speakers on the topics of Functional Sports Nutrition and Female Hormonal Health. The events were rated ‘excellent value’ by the majority of attendees.

If you were unable to attend these events this is a fantastic opportunity to gain *CPD hours whilst learning more about two interesting and relevant topics in nutrition: current research and functional testing to support highly active clients and athletes, and the clinical application of the latest research in female hormonal health.

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BANT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR YOUR USE

Following a preview of BANT promotional video at the AGM on 3rd of March we are now pleased to provide you the access to use the video on your website. It is designed to provide the public with a brief 2 1/2 minute, entertaining but informative view of our approach and how individuals can achieve improved wellbeing by consulting BANT registered Nutrition Practitioners for individualised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. The video is also available to view on BANT website homepage and will be promoted further.

You can view the video at this link –

https://youtu.be/qsHMfGgULC8

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