25th May 2018 will see the new General Data Protection Regulation come into effect in the United Kingdom.
This will replace the current Data Protection Act and will introduce new and differing requirements for all sectors and organisations.
To help fundraisers understand key parts of the GDPR in relation to direct marketing and how you can lawfully contact your supporters. The Institute of Fundraising has produced guidance in partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell to take you through the main questions.
The downloadable document can be found in our ‘Useful Info’ section and also at the moment via a link to their website GDPR doc
There are several workshops advertised that will cover these coming changes – it will be worth taking a look at this document to decide whether any of our members need to attend.