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Your information and how it is kept safe

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As you may have heard, new standards of data protection regulations come into force on 25 May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The aim of these new regulations is to reinforce those protections already set out in the existing Data Protection rules in ensuring that personal data is kept safe and secure.

Like many organisations in the UK who hold personal data, Shropshire County Pension Fund has put in place plans to ensure it is compliant with these new regulations. Whilst we already have procedures in place which adhere to the existing Data Protection Act 1998 to keep your data safe, the new regulations will reinforce these existing requirements. You are unlikely to notice a change in the service you receive from the Fund.

The Fund needs to hold certain personal data about you so that we can contact you, calculate and pay your benefits, manage its liabilities and administer the Fund generally.

Please make yourself aware of our Privacy Notice. There is a full and a summary version of the Privacy Notice which set out what data we hold about you, who it is shared with and what your rights are in relation to this data. It is important that you read one or both of these notices, so that you are fully aware of our processes and how your personal data is kept safe.

Where you have provided us with personal data about other individuals, such as family members, dependants or potential beneficiaries, please ensure that those individuals are also aware of the information contained within the full Privacy Notice.

A copy of both the full and summary Privacy Notices can be found on our website.

It is also important for you to know that, should you wish to stop receiving these emails, you are able to do so by emailing the Pensions Team at pensions@shropshire.gov.uk.

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