Charities urged to consider GDPR obligations as final countdown begins

With less than 30 days until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, charities are being urged to take action to ensure that their organisations do not fall foul of the new regulations.

GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – replaces the existing Data Protection Act on 25 May 2018.

A flurry of direct marketing emails this month has already seen a number of charities seeking ‘opt in’ permission from donors and prospects – in effect, allowing them to remain on their marketing databases – which is a key aspect of the new rules.

To help charities prepare for GDPR, we have produced a free guide which is available to download.

We are also hosting a seminar on Wednesday 16 May, entitled ‘Is Your Business Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?’ The event will cover data regulation issues which affect the commercial and third sectors alike.

Our seminar will be presented by Alan Owen, Managing Director with data security specialists, ICARIS Sentinel, who will provide plenty of helpful advice including:

  • How to ensure your organisation is compliant
  • The rights of data subjects – including the ‘right to be forgotten’
  • New guidance on privacy notices
  • Monitoring and auditing requirements
  • The role of a Data Protection Officer within your organisation
  • What you must do if you suffer a data security breach
  • Sanctions for non-compliance

The seminar will take place at The Boathouse Business Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech, starting at 4.30pm. Places are limited so to secure a place, please contact Louise Bacon at or 01775 711 333.

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