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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This will effect all charities. All the membership secretaries need to know about it.

Some links below

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 - at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.
If you collect or process any personal data as part of your volunteer role in the Ramblers, now is a good time to take a look at our data protection policy to make sure you’re fully up to date before the new GDPR guidance is rolled out.
Fundraisers need to get this right not only to be sure that they’re meeting their legal requirements, but also to give their donors a great experience of supporting charities. So what are the steps charities should be taking now to prepare for the changes?
lnformation Commissoner Office (lCO)
Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying
properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018