Personal data and communicating FCA news and events

This page explains how and why we use personal data to communicate FCA news and events, including our newsletters.

The personal data we use

When people sign up for our newsletters we collect their email address.

We hold the names and contact details of individuals acting in their capacity as representatives of their organisations.

How we collect this personal data

We collect email addresses when people sign up for our newsletters on our website.

We collect names and contact details of individuals acting in their capacity as representatives of their organisations during their professional engagement with us. This includes, for example, those we engage with through calls for input, Consultation Papers and other dialogue with other regulators, industry bodies and regulated firms.

Why we use this personal data

We use the email addresses provided when people sign up for our newsletters on our website to send them the newsletter they have signed up for.

We will sometimes use the contact details of those who we have a relationship with in their capacity as representatives of their organisation to invite them to FCA events relevant to their relationship with us.

The lawful basis for us using this personal data

We use this personal data under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR (it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest) and Section 8(c) of the DPA 2018.

When we share personal data used to communicate FCA news and events

We use a third-party provider – Granicus – to deliver some of our newsletters through its GovDelivery platform. For more information see Granicus’s privacy statement.

When this personal data is transferred outside the EU

Granicus stores personal data in the United States and has in place appropriate safeguards for the processing of this data outside of the EU through its certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.

Learn about your rights

Under the GDPR, individuals have a number of rights relating to their personal data. You can object to the processing of your personal data for the delivery of news and events information at any time and we will immediately update our records. For those newsletters provided through the GovDelivery Platform, each email you receive contains a link for you to update your preferences and unsubscribe from emails.

Read more about your rights and how to exercise them.