The Classic Car Weekly newspaper of 2/5/2018 has highlighted the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018 and applies to a wide range of European clubs - possibly varying in size from Real Madrid to social clubs in West Yorkshire villages.
If the owners' clubs for Lotus Sevens, Jensens and Chevettes & Cavaliers are affected by this legislation - and they are - then it is reasonable to assume that the BSA OC and the Moto Morini Riders Club (to take two random examples) will find themselves in a similar situation.
It appears that both the VMCC and the Moto Guzzi Riders' Forum have been proactive with regard to GDPR and have taken action; there are probably other bike-related organisations who have demonstrated similar foresight.
Classic Car Weekly has pointed out that the Federation of British Historical Vehicle Clubs - to which the VMCC is connected - has stepped in to help clubs untangle the red tape surrounding the new GDPR [officially titled the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679].
It is interesting that the new law - which replaces the Data Protection Directive of 1995 - has not been universally derided as unnecessary bureaucracy. Kevin Bricknall, Chairman of the Cavalier & Chevette Club, says: "The previous rules weren't really fit for purpose. We didn't have smartphones or social media back then and the technology has moved on. I think it's right that it's updated and it's annoying that the clubs have been caught up in this when it's probably more aimed at companies like Facebook and Google."
Kevin also opines that "...there will be clubs that will just chance [ignoring the regulation] because they think that there's no way the Information Commissioners' Office will come knocking on their door." Bad idea, given that fines for not complying could be up to 17,500,000 quid or 4 per cent of annual turnover.
Link to the Guzzi forum page which alludes to the VMCC's action: