The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018.

It represents the most important data protection change in 20 years, therefore it’s important that employers are aware of their responsibilities around the collection and recording of their employees and ex-employees’ data.

Attached to this page is a memorandum of understanding, which explains the relationship between Derbyshire Pension Fund and its scheme employers with regard to GDPR. The memorandum confirms that a data sharing agreement between the fund and Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) employers is not required.

Further to this, as the LGPS is a statutory pension scheme, employers can retain data beyond the standard 6-year time period in order to fulfil their legal obligations as an LGPS employer.

It is also worth noting, that in some cases LGPS regulations require employers to provide up to 13 years of pay information to Derbyshire Pension Fund when an employee leaves.

Further information can be found on our GDPR page in the about us section.

Links to useful documents