GDPR guidance published

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator have published joint guidance on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), designed specifically for fundraisers and those in smaller organisations ahead of the introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018.

The guidance has been reviewed by the Information Commissioner’s Office and is divided into six four-page reports. It includes an introduction to GDPR, with reports on fundraising, community fundraising, corporate fundraising, legacies and trust fundraising.  The guidance identifies which personal data is likely to be used in each case and gives general definitions of lawful processing such as consent and legitimate interest.

The IoF said the guidance is based on questions that charities have asked, with clear, practical answers and signposts to more detailed guidance.

The guidance is supported by regulators and membership bodies across the UK, including: the Charity Commission and NCVO.

Find more on the IoF’s website at https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/library/1-gdpr-spotlight-introduction/.


February 27, 2018

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