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.

Data Protection Toolkit - Protecting children's data

23 Aug 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, Children

Here are some things you might have questions about if your charity or community group collects or uses personal information about children.

NICVA Staff Privacy Notice

9 Aug 2018Bob Harper HRNICVA Staff Handbook, Data protection

This Privacy Notice for job applicants and NICVA staff, including volunteers. It explains how personal data is used to recruit staff, manage the employment relationship and meet our legal obligations.

Data Protection Toolkit - Dealing with a Subject Access Request

31 Jul 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection

Subject Access Requests are made by a person whose data you process to a request a copy of their own information. You need to have procedures in place to be able to identify and respond to these requests within one month.

Data Protection Toolkit - Data Protection Policy

27 Jul 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection

A Data Protection Policy (not to be confused with a Privacy Policy or Privacy Notice) is an internal policy which outlines your organisation's approach to protection data.

Data Protection Policy

26 Jul 2018Bob Harper HR, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)General Employment Issues, NICVA Staff Handbook, Data protection

This article outlines NICVA’s approach to data protection. It sets out how we protect personal data that we process.

Data Protection Toolkit - Personal Data Breaches: are you prepared?

15 Jun 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, cyber security

Whatever security measures you might have in place, you can never be 100% safe from a breach. A breach could lead to an investigation from the regulator, resulting in potential enforcement action against your organisation. Being prepared is essential.

Data Protection Toolkit - Write a Privacy Notice

14 May 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Data protection

Privacy notices help the people who you process personal data about understand why and what you do with their information. The GDPR specifies what must be included and how they should be written.

Data Protection Toolkit - Templates and Guidance

14 May 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Data protection

Our guidance addresses some common themes for data protection in the voluntary and community sector. We've created some templates as a starting point for you to work with.

Data Protection Toolkit - Document your processing activities

13 May 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Data protection

It is a legal requirement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to keep a clear record of your processing activities. This resource explains what to do and provides templates for you to get started.

Data Protection Toolkit - Frequently Asked Questions

9 May 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Data protection

A number of common scenarios and questions that we have received on GDPR and data protection.