IoF publishes free updated version of GDPR guidance

10 Apr 2019 News

The Institute of Fundraising has published an updated version of its GDPR guidance, as the first  anniversary of the regulation's introduction approaches.

The IoF published its original version of GDPR: The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations one year in advance of GDPR in 2017, but it has now published an updated version.

Sam Boyle, policy and information officer at the IoF, said this was not a fundamental rewrite, but included latest thinking and more tips and advice.

He said: “While GDPR became effective as of 25 May last year, that date was never the end of the process.

"The Information Commissioner's Office has been clear that organisations will need to continue to update their policies and procedures at appropriate intervals to ensure they are compliant with data protection laws.”

Boyle said the IoF was keen to ensure the latest guidance was updated to represent changes since the introduction of GDPR and responded to questions raised.

New information in the guide includes minimising data protection risks, advice about when to employ a data protection officer and how to assess a legitimate interest for direct marketing under GDPR.

The IoF anticipates updating its guidance again as the data protection landscape progresses and as topics such as e-privacy develop.

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