Charity Update; charities and data protection law
Charity Commission responds to ICO issuing penalties to two charities
Following the Information Commissioner’s Office announcement that it has issued monetary penalties to two charities for contraventions of the Data Protection Act, the Charity Commission confirms that it has opened compliance cases into both RSPCA and the British Heart Foundation.
The Charity Commission and Information Commissioner's Office
Fieldfisher's Charity and Privacy, Security and Information teams can advise clients who may be affected by these issues as well as helping charities to prepare for upcoming changes to data protection laws across the EU which will introduce fines of upto €20m. Please contact Rob Sheldon for further information.