The General Data Protection comes into force on Friday the 25th May 2018.
From this date, rules around the collection, processing and storing of personal data will be far stricter than they have been to date. The Information Commissioner’s Office (or the ICO) will be able to serve fines to businesses and charities found to be breaching the new laws.
There is a lot of free information, resources and help available to charities of all sizes. This FAQ resource produced by the ICO outlines the fundamental principles of the GDPR, in addition to useful guidance specifically for small and micro charities.
The Charity Finance Group has also produced this helpful guide for charities.