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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Blogs on NI charity reporting, data protection

A couple of new blog platforms/articles of interest around charity admin and management.

Impact of new data protection rules

On Scotland’s Third Force News, a partner at MacRoberts LLP has already written an overview of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) and the potential impact it may have on the third sector – ‘Brexit doesn’t mean charities can forget about data protection‘. She now takes a closer look at the impact of the GDPR on fundraising and marketing.

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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?’.

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American nonprofits can report effectiveness via data site

Major information site for US nonprofits GuideStar is adding a new way for organisations to report quantifiable data in support of their program achievements.

GuideStar Platinum has been developed as a way to provide non-financial data to demonstrate effectiveness and tackle the ‘overhead myth’. Nonprofit Quarterly’s article says that the Platinum features can be used without charge by organisations, and may be accessed by any visitor to the GuideStar website.

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