The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organisations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU. The regulation was put into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will levy harsh fines against those who violate its privacy and security standards, with penalties reaching into the tens of millions of euros.

St Patrick’s Church is equipped with a web camera to Livestream our Masses and other ceremonies. We use the services of Church Services Tv to livestream and connect with our parishioners at home and abroad. As our camera is connected to WIFI and livestreams our Masses on the internet we updated our GDPR policy

Bandon Parish is committed to protecting the personal data given to us by parishioners. All personal data held by us about you is strictly confidential. We have a legal and moral duty to protect any personal information you provide us with.

As the parish of Bandon uses social media to broadcast our Masses we are obliged under the GDPR to explain how this is done.

At present our Masses are broadcast using CHURCHSERVICES TV on bandonparish.ie/live

This means that all Masses that go out live streamed can be viewed on the internet. Only a section of our Church is viewed from the camera. Any person in the first 6 rows left and right on the main aisle or on the sanctuary can be viewed by the camera and will be seen on the internet.

 All our daily and weekend Masses are scheduled and recorded. These recordings can be viewed for 7 days on bandonparish.ie/live under the RECORDINGS tab and they delete automatically after the 7th day. We do not hold this information on our camera file after 7 days.


Bandon Parish will livestream funerals on request from the immediate family only. If the family request that we record the Requiem Mass this is done, and a copy is sent to the family who in turn become the sole owners of the recording. Bandon Parish then deletes all recordings of the Requiem Mass from its camera files. The recording cannot be viewed on the Bandon Parish tv page.


Same rules apply for weddings as funerals.


Baptisms are not live streamed on our camera.

If you need more information on our webcam services or GDPR in our parish please contact the Parish Office on bandonparish@gmail.com