Shropshire County Pension fund

Taking care of your Local Government Pension in Shropshire

Data Protection

These pages are for employer use only. Member information can be found on the home page.

New standards of data protection regulations came into force on 25 May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), now supplemented in UK legislation under the Data Protection Act 2018. These regulations modernise the existing Data Protection Act in ensuring that an individual’s personal data is held and processed in a way that is safe and secure.

Shropshire County Pension Fund (the Fund), in its capacity as the administering authority and Data Controller of its members benefits, has taken steps to ensure it is compliant with the GDPR and its legal obligations when processing personal data.

The reason the Fund holds information is so that it can contact members, calculate and pay their benefits, manage its liabilities and administer the Fund generally.

As part of the process, the Fund has introduced a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim of the Memorandum of Understanding is to set out that participating employers in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are able to share data with the LGPS administering authority without a data sharing agreement being in place (There is no legal requirement for employers to have a data sharing agreement with LGPS administering authorities as they are both data controllers).

It is important that you, as a participating employer in the LGPS, have read and are compliant with the Memorandum of Understanding.

You may also wish to look at the Fund’s Privacy Notices (either in full or summary). The aim of the Privacy Notices is to set out to its members (and other stakeholders) its responsibilities and obligations when handling and processing personal data. The notices include what information they hold, who it is shared with and what rights the members have in relation to accessing the data.

More information can be found on the Data Protection Privacy Notice page.