Data protection legislation covers how you keep personal data about employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors. Whilst there are some changes coming with the new legislation, the basic principles remain the same. It’s a good time to look at your current policy and procedures to make sure they are fit for purpose.
NCVO KnowHowNonProfit website has some useful links and well-written guidance for charities on how to prepare for GDPR.
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the regulator for data protection and privacy law. The ICO website includes a self-assessment toolkit which is suitable for small and medium sized organisations.
The Charity Finance Group have produced General Data Protection Regulation: A Guide For Charities, which has sections on Governance, fundraising, financial data, beneficiary data and employee data.
The Fundraising Regulator and the Institute of Fundraising have produced 6 ‘bitesize’ briefings on GDPR, aimed at fundraisers.
CVS hosted a briefing on The GDPR and how this will effect Voluntary Organisations, in Bedford and Luton during March 2018 , A copy of the GDPR Presentation Slides as prepared and presented by Green Pepper Consulting Ltd has been made available to assist groups. Green Pepper Consulting has also made available to us, a paper on GDPR Consent in data processing. These documents are provided for training/information and do not constitute legal advice.