We wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the charities and good causes who fundraised with us and to all of the people who supported these amazing causes.
Predications for 2017
Virtual Reality for charities
The rise of tofu steaks
Tech innovation for charity fundraising
Push to tackle climate change
The low down on GDPR
Why is everyone in the sector talking about the EU data protection regulations 2017?
Well GDPR is the elephant in the room for all charities in 2017.
Why should I care we are laving the EU?
You will still need to be compliant and you should care about protecting your supporter data and privacy. Lets face it we have had enough bad press around supporter data to last a lifetime.
If you don’t your charity is at risk from huge sanctions and fines. If you look at the fines that were handed out to BHF and RSPCA under the new regulations they would have been looking not in the low tens of thousands but could have been significantly higher, possibly in the millions.
So basically if you handle lots of data this will affect you.
Oh dear….. Ive heard murmurings we might need a DPO what’s that?
A Data Protection Officer
Anything with an acronym is invariably costly…..
Yes it is.
If your charity carries out ‘regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale’ then you need one.
Your DPO will be responsible for managing data security, so anything that could constitute a cyber attack/data breach as well as day to day management of sensitive customer info.
Sounds really expensive now …
Well depends on the volume of the data. DPO’s don’t actually officially need to be an employee. They could just work in an advisory sense as a third party consultant. Or an existing employee could take on the responsibilities of a DPO too.
Basically the more data you process the more it will impact your charity. You may actually be processing more data.
How could that be?
With GDPR the definition of personal data is changing. ‘Personal data’ is now a much broader term which includes identifiers such as genetic, mental, cultural, economic and social identity.
To put it simply, more data equals more processes and more systems.
I’ve got an integrated multi channel campaign to run. How do I know what data is compliant?
With your supporters data the days of opt-out in are now gone. You will need affirmative opt-in data to market to. Forget about implied consent that is something that will be left behind. To put this clearly; an affirmative response must be received from the data subject.
What if I just risk it?
That’s going to be costly, either €20m, or 4% of your annual turnover (whichever is higher).
Get a bottle of wine.
It’s a dry January
I don’t care.
Capen is hosting at the end of March with Dean Armstrong QC, who is widley regarded as a Top-Rated GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Brexit Compliance Barrister and QC, and is one of the very few UK legal experts in this developing field of corporate Cyber Law. He is also co-author of the definitive text book in this area, called “Corporate Defence Against Cyber Attacks”
This event provides a unique opportunity to have an open discussion through a panel discussion allowing participants to raise key organisational concerns with leading experts thereby obtaining warranted and indemnified advice on the impact of the regulations. The event will operate under Chatham House rules.