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.

NICVA looks ahead with Future Thinking Series

18 Aug 2023Shauna O'Neill Policy & Public Affairs, Training and Skills Development, ICTcyber security, Data protection

Much of this year has been about looking back. Looking back and rightly recognising the impact and contribution of our sector to The Good Friday Agreement and the lasting peace which has followed.

Brexit and the impact on data transfer

19 Mar 2021Déarbhla Sloan Brexit & Beyond, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Policy and Public Affairs, Brexit, Data Transfer, GDPR, Data protection

As of 1st January 2021, the UK and Northern Ireland are no longer a part of the European Union, and with this significant change come adjustments to policies and legislation.

Data protection and COVID-19

30 Mar 2020Bob Harper Data and Technology (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)Data protection, COVID19 (Coronavirus), GDPR

The coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly affect how your organisation operates. Make sure that your use of personal data is in line with protection law.

Data Protection Animation Series: Data Sharing

23 May 2019General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Data protection, 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 Toolkit - Contracts and Data Sharing

22 May 2019Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, Data Sharing

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.

Data Protection Animation Series: Consent and Legitimate Interests

30 Apr 2019Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, GDPR

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

28 Mar 2019General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, GDPR

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.

GDPR Animation Series

1 Mar 2019General 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 & Beyond, 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.