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With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in May 2018, Charities and Not-for Profit organisations should now be looking to ensure their data protection practices are robust enough to meet the new regulations. The EU GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive and has been designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe to protect and empower all EU citizen’s data privacy.

Two of the Third Sector’s most influential bodies are both offering charities and not for profit organisations the opportunity to make sure their appropriate departments “hit the floor running” when GDPR changes take effect.

The Directory of Social Change in Conjunction with Solicitors Russell-Cooke have announced a 1 day conference on Tuesday 6th March which could give trustees and staff who will be responsible for GDPR within their organisations the chance to get guidance from professionals on the demands that will fall upon them when the regulations kick in.

The event will take place at;

Resource for London

356, Holloway Road

London

N7 6PA

Attendees will benefit from four practical, interactive workshops;

Fundraising and Direct Marketing This will be led by Gary Shipsey, Managing Director of Protecture and considered an expert on all things GDPR, Privacy and Data Protection

Privacy Notices Presented by Victoria Ehmann, an Associate at Russell- Cooke, who advises third sector organisations on Governance and Commercial Law

Accountability and Governance Led by Carla Whalen, an Associate at Russell-Cooke, who specialises in data protection and Employment law.

Record Keeping and Security Presented by Ian Singer, IT Assurance partner at PKF Littlejohn. Ian is currently helping and advising many organisations in getting to grips with GDPR.

Each workshop will last for 90 minutes which will include an exercise, an exercise review followed by a short break and wrapped up with a Q&A; session.

The day will start an end with a Q&A; panel of experts. Registration will start at 8:15 am and day will finish at 5:15 pm. Lunch will be served. The Institute of Fundraising (IOF) are launching their very first conference on compliance issues concerning the charity section sector in todays climate, and of course GDPR will feature prominently.

The IOF will be assembling a team of the sectors leading experts to give conference delegates an insight into what GDPR compliance will mean for their individual organisations. They will help bring clarity to GDPR expectations by using case studies as well as providing tips for time saving and cost cutting ways of implementing the new regulations.

The conference will be equally suitable for large and small organisations with a comprehensive range of topics including;

Complying with the Code of Fundraising Practice from the Fundraising Regulator

GDPR – Q&A; session with a panel

Embedding compliance across a whole organisation (compliance vs culture)

Complying with gambling laws from the Gambling Commission

Cyber security – it doesn’t have to be expensive or out of reach

What do we mean by “Accountability”?

Managing third parties – contracts and due diligence

Conducting a data protection impact assessment

The conference will take place on Monday March 19th 8:45- 17:00

The Holiday inn Bloomsbury

Coram Street

London

WC1N 1HT.