Charities Briefing: Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy and Communications, Fundraising Regulator
  • Cameron Fitzwilliam-Grey, Chair, Greater London Volunteering
  • More speakers TBC


On 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, which will have a significant impact upon how charities use data and communicate with potential donors. Under the new rules, charities will either have to obtain the consent of a particular individual before contacting them or be able to demonstrate they have a legitimate interest for their marketing activities.

Join Westminster Briefing on Wednesday 28th March for an up-to-date brief about how the GDPR will affect charities and assess the steps your organisation should take in order to become GDPR complaint.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Key principles of the GDPR, what is changing and how it affects charities
  • Where you need to be to comply with the new rules
  • Establishing ‘consent’ or ‘legitimate interest’
  • Risks of non-compliance: enforcement of the GDPR
  • Communications across different channels: the GDPR & the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations
  • The roles of the Fundraising Regulator, Charity Commission & Institute of Fundraising in supporting GDPR compliance
  • Reviewing current data protection practice and agreeing a strategy for GDPR compliance
  • Putting effective security and governance structures and procedures in place
  • Ensuring your CRM supports GDPR compliance
  • Learning from peers: how other charities are preparing for GDPR

The Event:

The morning will focus on the impact of the GDPR on charities and how it interacts with other legislation affecting how charities communicate with potential donors.

The afternoon session will look at the steps charities should take in order to be GDPR compliant, including good practice examples of how charities are preparing for its introduction.

Who Should Attend?

Attendees will be drawn from across the fundraising sector, including: charity managers and senior officers; trustees; volunteer centres; specialist fundraising agencies; and solicitors.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: 

Wednesday 28th March 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Charities/Not-for-Profit | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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