What does GDPR mean for Community Interest Companies

like RoadLight?


A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by CIC’s will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate CIC’s successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases at RoadLight.


GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means RoadLight will have greater accountability for the data:


Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the young people themselves depending on their age) must express consent for the data to be used outside of the normal business of RoadLight.

Organisations such as RoadLight must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.


GDPR and Data Protection

RoadLight must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.


It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours.


Data Protection


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of legislation that determines how people's personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.


We work to identify and monitor the use of personal data, to undertake the necessary processes for auditing and assessing risk and to ensure that policies are in place to support 7RoadLight to sustain compliance.


For the purposes of GDPR the Data Protection Officer for RoadLight is listed below:


Data Protection Officer:

Amanda Cook


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