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.
It's often crucial that charitable organisations share personal data with others to provide important services to people in need. This could include work with service delivery partners, reporting to funders or making referrals.
The fourth of our Data Protection Animation Series videos explains two of the six important lawful bases—consent and legitimate interests—in more detail.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some things you might have questions about if your charity or community group collects or uses personal information about children.