Data protection

Data protection is becoming an increasingly important issue for voluntary and community organisations as people become more aware of the need to handle information properly and the financial and reputational risks of getting it wrong. This section will provide news and practical resources you can use relating to data protection.

Practical GDPR guidance from Fundraising Regulator and IOF

26 Feb 2018Sandra Bailie Fundraising RegulationGDPR, Data protection, guidance, Fundraising, regulation, ICO

NICVA welcomes the joint guidance on GDPR released by Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator (FR) and reviewed and co-badged by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

GDPR - 10 changes your charity needs to know about

14 Sep 2017Shauna O'Neill General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, Data Fridays

Paula McGahey from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the changes to data protection law that charities need to be aware of.

NICVA Launches Data Viewfinder

24 Jul 2017Rachel Shannon ResearchGDPR, Data protection, Data Fridays

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to members in order to assess their data governance and security. The results will be used to help us ensure members are fully supported with these issues when preparing for GDPR. 

Why charities must act now to get ready for new data protection law

21 Jul 2017Guest Author General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CommunicationsData protection, Data Fridays

Rachael Gallagher from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the importance of preparing for GDPR.

Preparing for GDPR

20 Jun 2017Shauna O'Neill General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Communications, Fundraising, Governance and Charity AdviceData protection, Data Fridays

With only one year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, we joined with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to hold a conference to help charities prepare for the changes ahead.

Cyber Essentials Guidance

29 Sep 2016Ian Kelly ICTcyber essentials, Data protection, security

NICVA successfully achieved Cyber Essentials certification earlier this year and now more than ever we need to stress the importance of implementing a good Cyber Security policy in your organisation.

Data Fridays

4 Feb 2016Stephen Gray Detail Data, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Communications, ICTOpen Data, Data protection, Data Fridays

Once a month we focus on a data related topic to help organisations navigate through the opportunities and responsibilities in the age of digital transformation.

NICVA launches guide to data protection

7 Aug 2013ICTOpen Data, Data protection

Following on from NICVA's recent seminars on data protection, we have produced a new guide to data protection with the aim of helping voluntary and community organisations get to grips with this aspect of their information management strategy.

Privacy by design: using data protection for better information sharing

18 Jun 2013CommunicationsData protection

A recent seminar (Friday 14 June) held by NICVA in conjunction with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) highlighted the benefits of good information sharing practices for voluntary and community organisations.

Essentials of data protection seminar series

26 Mar 2013Data protection

NICVA and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have joined forces to provide a short series of free seminars on data protection for the voluntary and community sector.