General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
All agencies need to pay careful attention to two recent changes:
- The British government has established the Fundraising Regulator to strengthen the system of charity regulation and to restore public trust in fundraising.
- Also, building on the existing Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations will come into effect on 25 May 2018 (unaffected by Brexit) and will bring significant new obligations on organisations and rights for individuals.
Speakers at a recent Global Connections event were Andrew Barton and Nick Swain who have extensive knowledge and experience of the impact of GDPR on Christians charities. They are available to help guide you on going through this process. Andrew Barton has extensive fundraising experience having worked at senior and Board level at Oxfam and World Vision. Nick Swain is an accredited EU GDPR practitioner with extensive experience of fund raising as well as charity governance.