Data protection for charities

The digitisation of data, together with increased mobility and connectivity, has facilitated the flow of personal information around the world. Unfortunately, this increased access to data increases the opportunities for personal information to fall into the wrong hands.

We have significant expertise in this area and we can help our clients to make use of personal information without finding themselves in breach of any UK legislation, including the Data Protection Act and GDPR.

Consent issues

We can assist charities on registration and in assessing whether their processing of personal data requires the consent of the individuals whose data they are holding.

Our advice covers the form and extent of the processing and the information that needs to be given to individuals about the processing of their personal data, as well as the circumstances in which personal data may be disclosed to third parties, and whether the sale of personal data will breach data protection rules.

Personal data and employees

We advise charities on data protection issues arising from day-to-day management, including advertising, pre-employment vetting, line management, occupational health schemes, pensions, employee monitoring, appraisal, discipline, dismissal, and the retention of records.

Compliance audits

We advise charities on data protection audits. We can review client procedures or alternatively advise clients on how to construct and operate a data protection audit themselves.

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