Re: The deadline looms...
Posted by A65Bill on May 4, 2018, 11:02 am, in reply to "The deadline looms..."
In many respects it's another Y2K opportunity for money-grubbing "experts" who don't really know what they are talking about. |
As with Y2K the real work is in preparation, not talking. (I made some nice money re-coding date routines in COBOL for Y2K - no drama, no extensive conferences, no expensive seminars, just a quiet half hour or two on the train home).
FBHVC have as ever done a great job for all of us. Any clubs not affiliated should join now.
BSAOC has always been strict and careful with Members' details and the Membership Secretary has done a great job studying the actual requirements of the law and ensuring compliance.
Government is more worried about its own compliance than about our hobby. Their own targetting of "low hanging fruit" recently has exposed internal problems for them & the rules that allow DVLA to release registered keeper details to potential thugs is already under scrutiny. In my own field of operations, the ability for criminals to set up fraudulent companies with false directors' ID is another source of Gov embarrassment and non compliance with impending GDPR.
Anyway, the climate at Gitmo is better than here in UK & I rather like orange overalls.