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.)
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