Consent, Permissions and GDPR

Wood for Trees can help you hit the ground running with GDPR

GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force on 25th May 2018. It affects every organisation that holds personal information on its customers, supporters and prospects.

After this date, an organisation can be fined for not complying with the new regulations – and those fines can be up to 4% of turnover, or €20m, whichever is higher. The requirements are stringent and the potential consequences far-reaching, so doing nothing is not an option.

But GDPR isn’t just about threats of sanctions: achieving GDPR compliance will place organisations well to build on that foundation – to achieve growth through trust.

Privacy policies – the natural starting point

Recent rulings by the ICO have shone a spotlight on charities and their use of data. We thought about what we could do to help charities identify any gaps in their own privacy policies. To make sure that they’re as good as they can be.

Together with our sister company MyLife Digital, we’ve looked at the privacy policies of 45 different UK-based charities. We read the findings of the ICO rulings and established where they considered the two charities in that case to be lacking. Then we evaluated these privacy policies against parameters that will be enforced by law when GDPR is launched. You can download the report into our findings here or in the left hand box below – it makes interesting reading!

We've also researched the requirements of GDPR, with the aim of helping you to prepare ahead of 25th May 2018. Take a look at our 'Key Questions' page to find out more about what GDPR will require and some of the background context. You can also download our GDPR Checklist to get a clear picture of the requirements you're already meeting – and what you may still need to do.

Our Data Consent Audit will provide crucial insights into your GDPR readiness and guidance on what to do to achive compliance. Click the box to learn more.

Through our partnership with MyLife Digital we've developed Consentric Permissions, an innovative and powerful trust platform that can be the central pivot for all your personal data holdings in the future. Click below to learn more.

Everything you need to prepare your organisation for GDPR

Charities need to rebuild trust – relationships don't work without it. Great donor relationships are core to every charity's success. Contact us to discuss trust, relationship building, engagement, GDPR, consent – we'd love to hear from you!

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