GDPR – What happens after 25 May?

Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…

Can a ‘joke’ constitute harassment?

A hospital in Shropshire has reportedly turned down a donation from a group of men who raised money by dressing up as female nurses. The men raised £2,500 at an event in Ludlow, Shropshire. However, the Trust refused the money…

Four tips for charities on handling personal data

Charities often capture a significant amount of data about individuals, including postal addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and bank details. This information is usually collected with the individual’s consent, but occasionally it is not. Breaching data protection law In December 2016, two…

Requirements of the Charity Commission

Depending on the size and type of a charity, the Charity Commission will require the trustees to produce an annual report, a set of accounts and an annual return for the financial year. In order to check which document or documents…

New powers given to the Charity Commission

A new Act has tackled abuse of charities by strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission. It further regulates fundraising and clarifies the law relating to social investment by charities. The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 received Royal Assent…