GDPR: how it affects the charity sector - 20.02.18

20 February 2018 London

Despite the UK exiting the EU, the British government has said GDPR will still apply and charities must comply. Many charities are still learning the details of the new regulation and whether or not their current data practices will still comply with data protection law.

This breakfast briefing aims to cut through the confusion and give you practical advice to ensure your charity is prepared for the future.

Book before 19 January to take advantage of our early-bird discounts.

This event is for charities only. As a result, there are no corporate spaces available and we will withdraw places booked by non-charity delegates. We will issue a refund minus an administration fee of 15%.


20 February 2018

  • 9.00AM - 9.30AM
    Morning coffee and informal networking
    Morning coffee and informal networking
  • 9.30AM - 9.35AM
    Chair's welcome
    Stephen Cotterill, editor, Fundraising Magazine
  • 9.35AM - 10.10AM
    Essentials for charities preparing for 25th May

    This session will explain the key concepts: what is ‘personal data’; which activities count as ‘processing’ and how to understand whether you are a controller or a processor. We will visit the new requirements for valid consent and how and when you can use other lawful bases for your activities. Serena will also touch on the new standard for transparency and how that affects your privacy policies.

    Serena Tierney, partner, VWV
  • 10.10AM - 10.20AM
    Audience Q&A
    Audience Q&A
  • 10.20AM - 10.50AM
    What GDPR can't tell you

    How many times to contact a supporter? How long to keep donor records? Should you use consent or legitimate interest? As GDPR is looming, lots of charities and fundraisers are asking these questions (and others), but the new legislation in itself doesn't provide all the answers. GDPR is about following principles, being clear and open, giving people choice over how their data is used, and making sure that your charity can demonstrate compliance. In this session we'll go through what GDPR can't tell you, and how charities can take an approach that puts their supporters first and keeps them on the right side of the law.

    Daniel Fluskey, head of policy and research, Institute of fundraising

  • 10.50AM - 11.00AM
    Audience Q&A
    Audience Q&A
  • 11.00AM - 11.30AM
    Networking and refreshment break
    Networking and refreshment break
  • 11.30AM - 11.45AM
    The status of GDPR readiness and what the next steps should be

    In his role at Scope, Mark Foulsham is responsible for the technology, digital and data service functions, as well as overseeing the digital transformation programme; ensuring the charity becomes a truly digital business. As we enter a new era of data protection and digital engagement with donors, Mark will briefly summarise the state of the sector in regards to preparedness for GDPR, including where organisations are and the sticking points that need to be addressed by May 2018.  He will then open up the subject for wider discussion as part of an interactive Q&A.

    Mark Foulsham, chief digital officer, Scope

  • 11.45AM - 12.00PM
    Q&A with speakers
    Mark Foulsham, chief digital officer, Scope


What GDPR can't tell you
Daniel Fluskey

Essentials for charities preparing for 25 May 2018
Serena Tierney

Everyone who attended the GDPR breakfast breifing should have been sent the password to access these presentations. If you have not receive your password please email [email protected]


Early bird by 19 January £50*

Standard fee (after 19 January)   £80*  

*All prices exc VAT. This event is for charities only. As a result, there are no corporate spaces available and we will withdraw places booked by non-charity delegates. We will issue a refund minus an administration fee of 15%. 


Really informative & interesting. Provided much more clarity to take back to my charity. RNLI story was fascinating.
Lucy Mellows, Action Against Hunger

Well-paced and balanced session which provided timely information of answered questions to aid compliance going forward.
Josephine Bunt, NWR

Good overview and always very reassuring.
David Mason, National Autistic Society

Informative, thank you.
Samantha Mabbott, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Good use of different speakers – range of topics and expertise.
Rebecca Dobbie, Teenage Cancer Trust

Very comprehensive seminar and variety of speakers
Sally Draper, Saints Foundation

Thank you for organising this seminar, very helpful!
Silke Mehrgott, The Clement James Centre

More of the same please given that this continues to be a moving feast
Simon Hawkins, Bowel Cancer UK

Thank you - most informative - excellent flow      
Sheree Mars, Fitzroy Support


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