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This message is dated January 2019

Alert message sent 10/01/2019 13:24:00

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This message is dated  January 2019 for the whole area.
 
Several members have raised concerns re the databases they maintian of their members’ contact details and whether these are GDPR compliant with the new very strict data protection law, which came into effect in May 2018.
 
Data Protection Guidance – incorporating GDPR
Changes to the way Neighbourhood Watch uses members’ data come into force in May 2018.
We have prepared the Guidance document for scheme coordinators, to remind them of their obligations under data protection legislation and to help them understand, what the new changes mean.
This Guidance, has been prepared after extensive consultation with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), our members and other partners.
This Guidance has been prepared to take account of the much publicised changes under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect, on 25th May 2018.
We have received reassurance from the ICO that there is no need for Neighbourhood Watch, to reaffirm the consent of our current members for their data to be used, for the purposes of communication and scheme administration, by either their local force area or London borough associations, Neighbourhood Watch coordinators, or Neighbourhood Watch Network (on the national Scheme Register).
Going forward, this consent will need to be evidenced, for new members joining us. Changes are underway to the national Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Register on Neighbourhood Alert, to ensure that the system is fully compliant and it is easier for Neighbourhood Watch members to register and their consent to be evidenced.
While NWN recommends that member data be stored on the national NW Scheme Register, or other secure network, if force areas or coordinators choose to continue to keep their own hard copy or electronic records, please use the customisable form below
This is the LINK to the Guidance and the document I have copied below.
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/data-protection-guidance-incorporating-gdpr/
 
 
 
Neighbourhood Watch
Registration & Consent form
 
 
Thank you for joining Neighbourhood Watch.
 
The below information will be used by your local Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator and/or Area / District Neighbourhood Watch Association to administer your Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and send you crime prevention messages and information and newsletters relevant to the work of Neighbourhood Watch.
 
Joining the national Neighbourhood Watch Scheme register
With your consent, it will also be shared with the Neighbourhood Watch Network to send you newsletters, crime prevention information from our partners and information and the occasional survey relating to the work of Neighbourhood Watch nationally. In this case your details will be entered onto the national Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Register which is processed on our behalf by Visav Ltd.
Any information you give below will not be shared with anyone else or used for any other purpose without your explicit consent.
 
Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS the details below and return to your Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator or alternatively register to join your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme on the OurWatch website www.ourwatch.org.uk.
 
Title and full name: _____________________________________________________________________
 
Date of birth (optional): _______________________Ethnicity (optional) ________________
Home address: ________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________ Postcode: ___________________________________
Text Box: Please tick if you agree Home phone (optional):          ____________________    Mobile: (optional) ____________________________
E-mail address:

 
 
 

 
 
  • I agree for Neighbourhood Watch to use my details for Neighbourhood Watch purposes outlined above.
  • I agree to receive messages and newsletters from my local Neighbourhood Watch scheme in (force area).
  • I agree for my details to be added to the national Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Register and to receive messages and newsletters from Neighbourhood Watch Network.
 
Signed: __________________________________    Date: __________________________________
 
If, in the future, you wish to update the details you have given above or have your data removed from Neighbourhood Watch records please contact ……………………………………………………. or log into your account on the Ourwatch website (if you have one) https://www.ourwatchmember.org.uk/.
 
My preferences to contact me are:  Post     Email     Telephone     Text message   
 
 
The 101 number is still functioning properly, but I am afraid it may be slow to answer at the moment - if you are experiencing delays, you can always make contact with us using the online reporting system:
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 

 
 
 
Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.
 
Jeff
jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
 
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‘Everyone, from law enforcement, to businesses, to the general public, has a role to play in keeping the UK safe from terrorism and to effectively combat the threat.  Everyone needs to work together.  Our aim, is to encourage people to be more vigilant – ‘if you suspect it, report it’ – please report all suspicious activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321’.
 
‘For more information follow this link: https://act.campaign.gov.uk/
 
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If you are not a member of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
You can find details of your local schemes, by going online at
‘Our Watch’ using this link:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
 
If no such group exists in your area, consider establishing your
Own group
 

 
 
Message sent by
Matt Wingrove (Police, PCSO, Windsor)

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