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  • How to comply with GDPR

    Every organisation that processes personal data should be compliant with GDPR but getting to grips with GDPR can be daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. This 12-point plan, adapted from the Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) guidance, is here to help you take the right steps.

  • Data protection and GDPR

    Data protection law reform came with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018.

  • How to protect your charity’s payroll data

    With GDPR now in effect, the  National Cyber Security Centre’s assessment  of the risk in the charity sector suggests sensitive, valuable data may be at risk in many smaller charities. Breaches of procedures through carelessness, ignorance, or multiple (usually unauthorised) sharing of passwords has exposed organisations to malicious attacks. These can also be insider attacks, motivated by grievance, greed or external pressure, meaning organisations need to be secure both internally and externally. For charities dealing with employees’ sensitive personal information for payroll purposes, whether internally or through a third party, it’s s essential to ensure the right processes and procedures are in place to safeguard data. Here are four steps to ensure that systems and providers make the grade.

  • Data protection and fundraising

    How to collect, store and use people's personal details.

  • Keeping records, data protection and IT

  • Policies and procedures

    A clear, appropriate and coherent set of policies and procedures help ensure that your organisation is well run.

  • Legal advice and assistance

    Sources of legal advice and assistance for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

  • Data protection and volunteers

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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