Data Protection & GDPR


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law on data protection provides a range of safeguards around maintaining personal data. 


Organisations and groups must handle personal information in a way that will give consideration to GDPR. Information systems should ensure appropriate privacy of sensitive information related to the charity or group and their beneficiaries. It is a legal requirement for organisations to document their processes relating to GDPR. In more recent legislation, individuals have more control over their data and its uses.


Key points


  • Organisations and groups must comply with legislation relating to personal information

  • Breaching GDPR has serious consequences


Links for more information


Data Protection
SCVO have prepared an online guide for charities and community groups.
https://scvo.org.uk/support/running-your-organisation/legislation/data-protection

Ready for GDPR?
This link leads to the iKnow website that includes a comprehensive range of resources for charities and how GDPR is rolled out in practical terms.
https://gdprforcharities.org.uk/