General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
On 25 May 2018, the general data protection regulation (GDPR) will come into force bringing the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years.
GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and the government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.
The changes will mean new requirements for how charities gather, process and use personal data.
With stronger emphasis on transparency and the issue of fines and charities reputations on the line, it is essential GDPR is on the agenda at board room level and senior managers are aware of their responsibilities.
We have been working with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as part of our #DataFridays project to make organisations operating in the voluntary and community sector aware of the changes to data protection law and take steps towards compliance.