Data protection is vital in maintaining a trusted relationship between the organisation and its members, donors, supporters, and employees. In addition to upholding their rights, good data governance could protect the organisation itself from potentially crippling penalties for non-compliance.
In April 2017 the Information Commissioner’s Office fined 11 charities a total of £138,000 for data breaches. Earlier, in 2012, a charity was fined £200,000. In addition to the serious financial consequences, adverse PR resulting from a data breach can impact on donor support.
The current Data Protection Act 1998 will be superseded by the EU GDPR on the 25th of May 2018, and will require organisations to have far more robust data protection measures in place. At Eastside Primetimers we recognise the importance of good data governance, and we offer a comprehensive data management audit service to help an organisation become fully compliant with the GDPR, and mitigate the risk of a data breach.
Our GDPR compliance service consists of 3 discrete phases:
- Phase 1: comprehensive data, systems, and procedures audit with report and recommendations
- Phase 2: development of a workable project plan for implementation of the recommended changes
- Phase 3: management of the implementation project
If you need help or additional advice on how to get your organisation ready for GDPR, please call now on 0207 250 8334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a conversation with our specialist data protection consultant Mike Griffin.