Getting privacy notices right for data protection

New guidance on privacy notices, where organisations explain how they use personal data in accordance with data protection regulations, has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

ICO head of policy has written a blog on why it’s important to get privacy notices right, along with their “two-step approach”: ‘Transparency, innovation and building a culture of data confidence and trust‘. Or read Out-law’s news article ‘ICO backs ‘just-in-time’ consent and greater control for consumers in new privacy notices code‘.

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OU launches online leadership courses for smaller charities

VoluntaryNews mentioned the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership at Open University Business School back in March 2016. It has now had its official launch and first conference (12th October), where a package of leadership development courses, with a particular focus on smaller organisations, was also launched.

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Practical trustee guide on charity fundraising

New publication ‘Trustees and Fundraising: a practical handbook’ has been jointly produced by Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, ACEVO and NCVO. It “provides a one-stop shop for experienced and new trustees alike, to help a charity board pick its way through the complicated territory that is fundraising”.

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Exploiting digital tech – trustee guide, volunteer experience

A short new guide which aims to help charity trustees exploit digital technology has been published by the Charity Commission, with input from Grant Thornton and Zoe Amar Communications. The guide consists of key questions for boards to consider, covering 12 areas such as service delivery, fundraising, governance, brand.

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