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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 address more complex or strategic issues including direct marketing and charity fundraising regulation, the new data protection regulation and the implications of data breaches. To make the best use of this session you will need a basic grounding in data protection. For those who are less familiar with this area, a session on the morning of the same day will cover the basics, equipping you to understand the issues and begin the journey to compliance.

Who will be there?

The trustees, senior managers and data protection officers at charities and other not-for-profit organisations involved in substantial service delivery or fundraising activities. Delegates are likely to be drawn from 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 issue is increasingly politicised and is increasingly an area of concern at board level in response to such developments as the Etherington review. Technical changes such as the suspension of the Safe Harbour agreement along with broader changes such as the adoption of cloud-based systems and mobile technology have combined to increase the complexity of achieving compliance. In that context, many organisations are reassessing their policies and procedures. This is an opportunity to explore the resulting strategic and operational issues.

  • Fundraising and direct marketing – including PECR, opt in/opt out and the Fundraising Preference Service
  • The new data protection regulations – what should we expect, and how do we respond?
  • Cloud computing and international transfers – what are the risks?
  • How do we manage complaints and data breaches?
  • Data breaches - what are the legal and reputational consequences?
  • Related area of law – from confidentiality to the Computer Misuse Act

Additional Information

Registration and networking lunch from 12:30 for 13:30 start.