A beginner’s guide to the new data protection rules for charities

November 7, 2017


Name Small Charities Coalition Email kathryn.dingle@smallcharities.org.uk

The countdown is underway to the biggest shake up of data protection rules in 25 years which will impact on how your charity processes its personal data.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the current Data Protection Act, will bring about tighter rules around data processing and who organisations can contact. This comes into force on May 25, 2018 and will affect how charities manage their fundraising, their campaigns and their volunteers.

This workshop will cover:

  • How your charity can prepare for the new rules.
  • Examples of how you secure consent for new and existing data.
  • Examples of when consent is not required.
  • Opting in and opting out – the do’s and don’ts.
  • How to keep your data up to date.
  • Penalties for non-compliance and how to avoid them.

Trainer Bio: Michelle Todd
Ranked by Legal 500 as a highly regarded Private Client practitioner in Yorkshire, Michele Todd heads hlw Keeble Hawson’s Private Client Department and is acknowledged for her growing expertise and reputation in the charity sector.

A full STEP qualified fee earner, Michele’s wealth of expertise comprises wills and probate, along with tax planning and estate administration. In 2010 Michele established a dedicated charity sector team with a comprehensive third sector offering spanning governance and taxation to employment.

Michele also has experience a legal trustee of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity (2010-2015), as a board member of independent residential care home, Taptonholme and has this year been appointed to the board of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

We ask that all attendees arrive at 8.30am for a 9am start. Breakfast will kindly be provided by hlw Keeble Hawson. The venue is a 5 minute walk from Leeds train station and parking is very limited so we advice travelling by train.

You must be a member of Small Charities Coalition in order to attend this workshop. If you aren’t already you can register for free here.

We want to make sure all of our workshops meet your needs, so if you have any questions about accessibility please email kathryn.dingle@smallcharities.org.uk.

If the places have all been filled please do add your details to the waitlist and we will let you know as soon as a place becomes available.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you cancel your place at least 3 full working days before the event takes place then you are entitled to a full refund by request. Refunds for cancellations after this point are given at the discretion of Small Charities Coalition.

If you cannot make a workshop please advise us as soon as possible. Workshops normally have a waitlist and if you notify us early enough then there’s a good chance another charity can attend in your place.


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