General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years. This will affect your organisation.

Our Data Protection Toolkit has practical guidance and resources to help you prepare for GDPR

With stronger emphasis on accountability and transparency, and with the matter of fines and charities' reputations on the line, it is essential that GDPR is on the agenda.

Data protection covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. This includes employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors.

Senior managers as well as staff need to be aware of their responsibilities as data controllers.

The law requires organisations to comply with the principles for data protection.

Every organisation should have a written policies and procedures specific to how they handle personal data and enact the privacy principles.

  • GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 as the primary piece of legislation on data protection.
  • The Data Protection Act 2018 will update and modernise UK data protection law in line with the GDPR.
  • The UK government has confirmed that the decision to leave the EU will not affect these changes remaining in place.

Information and guidance

In addition to the articles and resources that NICVA has produced, and our Data Protection Toolkit, there is some excellent guidance available from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and other sources:

Online Learning offer: NICVA has partnered with Legal-Island to offer its member organisations cost-effective online training on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  To find out more check here https://www.legal-island.com/e-learning/gdpr-compliance-in-the-workplace/ or contact [email protected] or call 028 9446 3888 ext #211

Updates

Trustee responsibilities under GDPR webinar recording

If you missed our recent webinar on 'Trustee responsibilities under GDPR'  you can watch it now via the link below. 

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Data Protection Animation Series: Data Sharing

Our fifth and final Data Protection Animation Series video looks at what should be considered when sharing data with others or using the services of a data processor.

Data Protection Animation Series: Consent and Legitimate Interests

The fourth of our Data Protection Animation Series videos explains two of the six important lawful bases—consent and legitimate interests—in more detail.

Data Protection Animation Series: Personal Data Breaches

The third of our five GDPR animation videos covers personal data breaches. It's important to be able to recognise, react to and report data breaches.

What happens to data flows after a no deal Brexit?

What happens to flows of personal data across borders after Brexit, and how might your organisation be affected?

Data Protection Animation Series: Subject Access Requests

The second of our five GDPR animation videos looks at how the right of access applies, and how you should respond to a Subject Access Request.

Workshops: Developing cyber resilience in the voluntary and community sector

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.

Data Protection Animation Series: What is personal data?

The first in our series of five GDPR animation videos introduces the concept of personal data, helping you to recognise where you have obligations under data protection laws.

Recruiting Staff: GDPR and Criminal Convictions

Guidance for organisations who collect criminal records data in recruiting employees or volunteers.

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