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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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STATEMENT: LETTER FROM AFN TO BANT ON 29.03.2018

BANT confirms it has received a letter from the Association for Nutrition ‘requiring’ that we make changes to the way we operate. We believe that they are making unwarranted threats and will defend our position robustly. We have engaged lawyers and are deciding how best to respond to defend our members’ interests. Whilst we are unable to make further comment at this stage, we will provide regular updates to our members whenever we are able to.

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AGM VIDEO AND SLIDES NOW AVAILABLE

Three weeks ago ‘Beast from the East’ did its best to interfere with BANT AGM & Conference, but we are pleased to say that we are all made of more resilient stock and made it an event to remember. Only three exhibitors, 11 delegates and one DPD delivery got caught by the adverse weather conditions and didn’t make it.

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BANT TITLE DIRECTIVE AND MEMBERSHIPS EXPLAINED

Further to our email dated 22nd of February and our AGM 2018, we hope the information below will answer any outstanding questions relating to professional titles used by BANT members.

The CNHC holds the occupational register for nutritional therapy, which follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for 1-2-1 practice. The scope of BANT members’ nutritional therapy qualifications is greater than the scope of the CNHC covered NOS. All work carried on outside of the CNHC NOS is nutritionist work and is covered by the BANT register of Nutritionists. All practicing BANT members are on the CNHC register of Nutritional Therapists and the BANT register of Nutritionists. Given the different scope of practice of the two registers, it is necessary for us to differentiate our use of titles.

In early January 2018, the Association for Nutrition (AfN) made a formal complaint to CNHC that some BANT members are using the title ‘Nutritionist’ when practising nutritional therapy. While BANT has always been clear that BANT members are nutritionists specialising in nutritional therapy, it is now necessary to differentiate between the titles ‘Nutritional Therapist’ and ‘Nutritionist’.

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