Confusion has existed in regard to GDPR since the UK left the European Union in 2020...
Confusion has existed in regard to GDPR since the UK left the European Union in 2020. In this blog, Clive Mackintosh, Founder of GDPR Rep, experts in GDPR Representative services answers the question - Does the GDPR apply to UK charities?
In short - Yes, the UK GDPR applies to charities. Let's dig into why, and what this means.
The UK GDPR applies to any organisation that processes personal data of individuals in the UK, regardless of where the organisation is located or the type of business they conduct. Charities typically process personal data of their donors, beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers. This personal data can include names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and other sensitive information.
The UK GDPR requires charities to comply with a number of data protection principles, including:
Charities that violate the UK GDPR can be fined up to £17.5 million or 4% of their global annual turnover, whichever is greater.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about the UK GDPR and charities:
If you are a charity, it is important to understand the UK GDPR and how it applies to your organisation. The UK GDPR is a significant piece of legislation that has had a major impact on the way organisations handle the personal data of UK citizens. It is important for organisations to understand the GDPR and to put in place measures to comply with it. If you are looking into how your organisation can fulfil its requirements why not schedule a no-commitment call with a GDPR representative expert today, or get a quote to understand how our value pricing makes compliance simple.