As part of our role we believe it is important to keep our members up to date with relevant national news as well as industry specific updates.

One of these ‘bigger picture’ announcements relates to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is a regulation designed to strengthen data protection for all individuals within the European Union. It applies to any organisation or person that processes the personal information of others and will be applicable from May next year. To see if it relates to you and /or to make sure you are prepared for it, please click here to read more from the Information Commissioners Office.

You may also have seen reports about the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in sports clubs in recent news bulletins. To help our members ensure that they are doing everything possible to protect these groups please click here to access EMD UK’s safeguarding policy, procedures and resources.