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The course does not require any prior knowledge of Data Protection. It is most suitable for people who have some responsibility for Data Protection, either at the organisational level (especially if they have been designated the organisation’s Data Protection Lead) or as a team or department manager. Fundraisers, communications officers, database managers and people with a compliance role should find it particularly useful.

 

Good Data Protection compliance is not just a legal obligation; it also demonstrates that an organisation takes a responsible attitude to the information it holds about the people it works for, the people it works with and the people who support the work.
Most voluntary organisations are aware of how their responsibilities changed on 25th May 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and have taken steps to comply.

At the same time, changes in the way fundraising and direct marketing are regulated mean that all charities have had to review their current practice.
Now that things have settled down it is a good opportunity to review the position, identify any gaps, learn from experience and consolidate your Data Protection practice.

This course will:

  • Ensure that all participants are confident about the basics of Data Protection, both now and in the future
  • Put Data Protection in context – looking at its relationship to confidentiality, for example
  • Explain the key changes that GDPR introduced and how the new requirements might be met
  • Explore the issues that will particularly affect small- and medium-sized charities
  • Enable participants to draw up an action plan

Who should come (orgs / people / roles)
The course does not require any prior knowledge of Data Protection. It is most suitable for people who have some responsibility for Data Protection, either at the organisational level (especially if they have been designated the organisation’s Data Protection Lead) or as a team or department manager. Fundraisers, communications officers, database managers and people with a compliance role should find it particularly useful.
 

3 reasons why people would come

  • In the past charities may have thought they would get an easy ride from the Information Commissioner. Not any more. If you don’t understand your organisation’s obligations, the result could be enforcement action, up to and including heavy financial penalties.
  • There was a lot of misinformation around GDPR, and some organisations may not have followed the best course of action. The session will dispel rumours; the material is rooted in a thorough understanding of the text of GDPR itself and what it means.
  • Data Protection is really about people, not data. People – and the issues they face – are interesting. (And it’s always good to talk things through with people in the same boat)

 
Trainer - Paul Ticher
Paul has been one of the leading experts on Data Protection in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. From a background in IT when computers were first being introduced to voluntary organisations, he moved into information management and then specialised in Data Protection. He has worked with local and national organisations throughout the UK, of all sizes and in many different fields, to promote best practice in the way they acquire and handle the personal data of their clients, service users, donors, supporters, members, paid staff and volunteers.
For several years Paul has been following the progress of the General Data Protection Regulation through the EU and sharing his understanding with people in the sector. He has also commented extensively on the recent changes in the Information Commissioner's approach to regulating fundraising and marketing, and on the activities of the Fundraising Regulator.
 

Due to funding requirements, this training is for organisations working in Kensington & Chelsea supporting North Kensington residents

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Cancellations

Attendees who fail to show up without notifying us at least 3 days in advance of the event start time in writing or by email are liable to be charged a cancellation fee of £30.

When
4th, October 2019 10:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
Location
Bay 20
71 St Marks Rd
London
W10 6JG

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