Preparing charities for data protection reform

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the EU on 24th May. However, member states have until 25th May 2018 to apply it.

Charity solicitors Bates Wells Braithwaite have an overview of the new European Data Protection law, covering ‘What are the main changes charities need to be aware of?’ and ‘What should charities be doing now?’.

The Information Commissioner’s Office Data Protection Reform web pages are also worth consulting – the separate website seems to be offline at present. ICO will be working on more guidance over the next few months, but no date for completion is indicated yet.

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VoluntaryNews covered ‘Implications of EU data protection changes‘ in January 2016, largely about a working group set up by NCVO to tackle the implications for an ‘opt-in’ approach to fundraising communications.