GDPR For Charities

It is essential that charities comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. They have a responsibility to get it right – not only to be sure that they are meeting the legal requirements but also to ensure that their supporters and donors have a positive experience of their involvement with charities.

Our GDPR advice centre contains actionable insights from our data and privacy experts for charities to prepare and live with the new regulations.

  • How Charities can Process Data in Accordance with GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th, 2018 and applies to charitable organizations that process “personal data,” regardless of their size. As a sector that relies heavily on direct mail and fundraising initiatives to continue to provide vital services, charities must be prepared to implement this new legislation at every

    22nd October 2018
  • Is your Charity ready for the GDPR? 

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th, 2018 and applies to charitable organizations that process “personal data,” regardless of their size. The core premise behind the GDPR, besides harmonizing data collection practices, is the balancing of individual and business rights through transparency and accountability. If your charity is located in

    10th October 2018
  • GDPR Compliance Checklist for Charities

    GDPR directly relates to data collection, even when it’s not being used for the purpose of selling goods or services. Charities and nonprofit organizations collect a lot of personal data, therefore have the same obligation under the GDPR as any commercial organization. Since fundraising and marketing are primary activities for charities and nonprofit organizations, fundraisers

    21st July 2018

Why do charities need to be GDPR compliant?

  • The new regulations will change the way charities campaign, market and manage their volunteers, so they may need to devise a whole new compliant approach.
  • Consent is key and must not be assumed. A donation today is not consented to contact a donor about something else tomorrow.
  • Volunteers must be treated in the same way as employees in that their data must be protected and equally, they must be equipped to protect data on behalf of the charity.
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Things charities need to know about GDPR

  • Can your Business Demonstrate Compliance with both the GDPR and CCPA?

    The dust from GDPR’s May 25th, 2018 date has not settled and the data protection community is now bracing itself for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Several states in the U.S are following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with similar privacy initiatives. On 28th June 2018, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law:

    10th October 2018
  • Substantial Fines for GDPR Data Breaches

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th, 2018, the most expansive overhaul of privacy regulations in a generation. Within days, high-profile cases were launched against the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. However, 4 months on why haven’t we seen a wave fines imposed on the thousands of complaints received

    10th October 2018