- We are processing the data we hold because we need to raise awareness of the Labour Party’s obligations towards disabled people under the Equality Act 2010.
- Disabled people benefit from us processing the data because we are informing Labour Party units about their rights.
- There is a wider public interest in us processing this data. In raising awareness about a political party’s Equality Act obligations towards disabled people we raise awareness of the rights of all disabled people in civil society.
- These benefits are vital to disabled people. Without raising awareness about Equality Act obligations change is unlikely to occur.
- If we could not continue to process the data we would not be able to communicate with Labour Party units.
- When we use this data it is not unethical or unlawful.
The necessity test:
- Processing this data is the only way we can raise awareness in Labour Party units.
- The way we process the data is the most reasonable way to achieve our aims above.
- There is no other way to achieve this.
The balancing test:
- The individuals whose data process are identified as elected officers of Labour Party units.
- None of the data we hold is sensitive. We do hold private email addresses for the sole purpose of communicating with elected officers of Labour Party units.
- It is reasonable for elected officers of the Labour Party to expect communications from organisations like ours.
- We are happy to explain this to the individuals whose data we process.
- Some people may complain about us processing this data. However we feel that arises from a misunderstanding about the nature of holding elected office in the Labour Party.
- There is no impact on the individual other than receiving important information about the obligations they have as elected officers of the Labour Party.
- This impact is minimal in the individual but could lead to important changes in policy and practice in Labour Party units.
- We do not process children’s data.
- Some individuals whose data we process may have mental health impairments. It is important we process their data as they will be elected officers in Labour Party units.
- We minimise the impact we have by focussing on the organisational responsibilities of elected officers in the Labour Party.
- We offer an opt-out.
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