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.

GDPR Animation Series

1 Mar 2019Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection

We'll be launching a new animation over the first five months of 2019 on a different data protection topic. Stay tuned to this blog and NICVA Enews for more!

What happens to data flows after a no deal Brexit?

26 Feb 2019Bob Harper Brexit, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, 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

22 Feb 2019General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, GDPR

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.

Data Protection Animation Series: What is personal data?

25 Jan 2019General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection

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

7 Dec 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HRData protection, HR

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

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 is 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.