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The essentials of data protection – DPA to GDPR

- From DPA to GDPR


  • Paul Ticher, independent consultant

Event details

Good Data Protection compliance is not just a legal obligation; it also demonstrates that an organisation takes a responsible attitude to the information it holds about the people it works for, the people it works with and the people who support the work.

Most voluntary organisations have gradually become familiar with their responsibilities under the current Data Protection Act 1998, and many are aware that this will be replaced on 25th May 2018 by the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR is not a radical departure from the current situation, but it does introduce some important changes in the rules about how data may be legally handled and in the responsibilities of organisations.

At the same time, recent changes in the way fundraising and direct marketing are regulated mean that all charities have to review their current practice.

This course will:

  • Ensure that all participants are confident about the basics of Data Protection, both now and in the future.
  • Put Data Protection in context – looking at its relationship to confidentiality, for example.
  • Explain fully the changes that GDPR will introduce and how the new requirements might be met.
  • Explore in detail the issues that will particularly affect trusts and foundations. (changed from small- and medium-sized charities.)
  • Explore the options available to charities in their fundraising and direct marketing activities.
  • Enable participants to draw up an action plan.

Will interest

The course does not require any prior knowledge of Data Protection.  It is most suitable for people who have some responsibility for Data Protection, either at the organisational level (especially if they have been designated the organisation’s Data Protection Lead) or as a team or department manager.  Fundraisers, communications officers, database managers and people with a compliance role should find it particularly useful.

Contact| 0207 255 4499


Cost to members: £140

Cost to non-members: £213

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