Are you ready for GDPR?

Posted by Kirsteen Hook on
With the impending deadline of 25 May 2018 looming are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?

The Charity Commission issued a reminder earlier this month for Charities to be ready for the GDPR. The reminder contains links to the The Information Commissioner’s Office web page for useful resources in compliance with GDPR, including its dedicated resource page specifically for charities, and links to other useful resources.

Our eight practical steps to compliance for charities can be viewed here. We have also published a recent article looking specifically at what you should be doing now to comply with GDPR in relation to your own staff – different rules will likely apply for volunteers, and we will know more once the draft Data Protection Bill has passed the final stage of Royal Assent.

It is important for charities to bear in mind that the GDPR affects the way that you deal with data concerning employees, volunteers, supporters, beneficiaries and service users. In addition, not only does the charity itself process data under the GDPR, but also individual trustees will as well. All charities need to consider the impact the GDPR will have on their organisation and review and update their policies and documentation in accordance with the new regulations.

Please do contact us if you require any assistance or would like to discuss the GDPR and the impact it may have on your charity.

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Kirsteen is an Associate in our Charities team and advises charities, schools, academies and other not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of issues.

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