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 - Further Guidance

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

More resources on GDPR and data protection, including sub-sector specific information.

Data Protection Toolkit - Legitimate Interests Assessment & Template

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

Legitimate interests is one of six lawful basis set out in the GDPR to justify the processing of personal data (data relating to an individual from which that individual can be identified).

Data Protection Toolkit - Getting Started

26 Apr 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)GDPR, Data protection, guidance

Your first steps to compliance with GDPR. This guide focuses on what you need to know and focus on now, with signposting to more practical advice and resources.

Data Protection Toolkit - Glossary

25 Apr 2018Bob Harper General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, GDPR, Resources

A GDPR jargon-buster that covers the key topics in data protection.

Practical GDPR guidance from Fundraising Regulator and IOF

26 Feb 2018Sandra Bailie Fundraising RegulationGDPR, Data protection, guidance, Fundraising, regulation, ICO

NICVA welcomes the joint guidance on GDPR released by Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator (FR) and reviewed and co-badged by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

GDPR - 10 changes your charity needs to know about

14 Sep 2017Shauna O'Neill General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Data protection, Data Fridays, GDPR

Paula McGahey from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the changes to data protection law that charities need to be aware of.

NICVA Launches Data Viewfinder

24 Jul 2017Rachel Shannon ResearchGDPR, Data protection, Data Fridays

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to members in order to assess their data governance and security. The results will be used to help us ensure members are fully supported with these issues when preparing for GDPR. 

Why charities must act now to get ready for new data protection law

21 Jul 2017Guest Author General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CommunicationsData protection, Data Fridays

Rachael Gallagher from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the importance of preparing for GDPR.

Preparing for GDPR

20 Jun 2017Shauna O'Neill General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Communications, Fundraising, Governance and Charity AdviceData protection, Data Fridays

With only one year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, we joined with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to hold a conference to help charities prepare for the changes ahead.

Cyber Essentials Guidance

29 Sep 2016Ian Kelly ICTcyber essentials, Data protection, security, cyber security

NICVA successfully achieved Cyber Essentials certification earlier this year and now more than ever we need to stress the importance of implementing a good Cyber Security policy in your organisation.