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Is your NGO or charity ready for GDPR?

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A new EU data protection framework comes into force this month. Charities and other NGOs are not exempt from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new regulation has important implications for fundraising, campaigning, communications and volunteer management, for example.

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has useful guidance on GDPR, including a guide to the 12 steps you need to take now and a set of FAQs for charities. ClearComm have also created a simple guide for small organisations on the first steps you need to take to become compliant with GDPR. (And, yes, this will still apply in the UK after Brexit, as most of GDPR we likely be adopted as domestic legislation.)

If you need further support, Open Briefing can help. Please contact us for more information.

As part of our own efforts to comply with GDPR, we have updated our website privacy policy and cookie policy, reviewed all the personal data that we hold on file and deleted anything old or unnecessary, and asked all subscribers to our newsletter to confirm their consent to be emailed using our new GDPR-compliant, double opt-in form!