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Anthony Collins Solicitors, 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2ES
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In this practical workshop experts from the Charity and Social Business team at Anthony Collins Solicitors will explain what you need to do to comply with the law on data protection and avoid the reputational quagmire faced by the charities involved in the highly published cases of summer 2015. 

The fundraising exposes of the summer and recent investigations into charities by the Information Commissioner’s Office have highlighted the need for charities and social enterprises to understand the practical implications of data protection to avoid the cost and reputational damage that can arise from data breaches or a failure to comply.

This session will cover the basics, equipping you to understand the issues and begin the process of ensuring that your organisation complies with the law. A further session during the afternoon will address more complex issues including direct marketing and charity fundraising regulation, the new data protection regulation and the implications of data breaches.

Who will be there?

The trustees and senior managers of charities and other not-for-profit organisations involved in substantial service delivery or fundraising activities, including social care providers, social enterprises, leisure trusts and faith-based organisations.

Why should I attend?

Data Protection compliance is an increasingly important issue for charities. The Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) has identified this sector as one that requires attention. Further risks arise from new EU Data Protection Regulation which is due to apply from 2018.

We can help you answer the following questions:

  • Do you need to register with the ICO?
  • When must you disclose personal data to people you work with or third parties?
  • What is a Data Sharing Protocol and what should it contain?
  • How do we ensure that organisations we work with comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA)?
  • What policies do we need to have in place? What is a Privacy Notice and what should it include?
  • For how long should we retain personal data? What retention periods apply to specific types of personal data – including DBS checks?

Additional Information

Registration from 09:30 for 10:00 start.

Networking lunch from 12:30 - 13:30.