Make data protection your business

Data protection regulation is set to change on 25 May this year to give people more control over their data. These laws cover how you collect, use and store people’s personal data.

Your customers, employees and other individuals need to be able to trust you to look after and use their personal data properly and safely. Knowing they can trust you is good for your business or organisation and you may risk a fine if you don’t comply.

There’s a wide range of guidance and support available on the Information Commissioner’s website to help you prepare and ensure you are ready for 25 May.

The Fundraising Regulator and Institute of Fundraising have also collaborated to produce six ‘bitesize’ guides to help charities navigate the new regulations.

The FSI is running a ‘GDPR essentials’ training course on 15 May. This course, delivered by Charity Finance Group (CFG) will discuss what GDPR means for charities, what they need to do to prepare and answer questions about data protection.

Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide

The National Centre for Cyber Security (NCSC) has published an assessment of the cyber threats facing UK charities and a a guide to help charities protect themselves against malicious cyber activity.

The NCSC’s Cyber Threat Assessment report has revealed reveals how charities’ valuable funds, supporter details and information on beneficiaries are being targeted.

The Small Charity Guide outlines easy and low-cost steps to protect from attacks. It includes expert advice focused on backing-up data, using strong passwords, protecting against malware, keeping devices safe and avoiding phishing attacks.

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