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

Data protection legislation covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. This includes employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a set of FAQs on GDPR which are aimed specifically at charities.

It has also updated its guide to GDPR, by expanding and providing further detail in a number of sections. The guidance is being regularly reviewed and refreshed, so the best way to keep up to speed is by visiting the GDPR ‘What’s new page’ on the ICO’s website.