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Charities and the importance of complying with data protection law

Charities and the importance of complying with data protection law
Published on: 18 April 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Charities and the importance of complying with data protection law
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  • What prompted the ICO’s investigation?
  • What is the outcome of the investigation?
  • The charities involved were all household names. Without going into specifics for each charity, how and why did they fail to follow data protection rules?
  • What impact will all this have on the charity sector? Could there be wider ramifications?
  • How should lawyers advise their clients so that they avoid similar fines? For instance, what action should charity trustees take in light of this development?

Article summary

Private Client analysis: Reema Mathur, a senior associate in the charity and social enterprise team at Stone King LLP, and Clive Vergnaud, a solicitor in the team, discuss the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into the way some charities have handled donors’ personal information. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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