The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has released guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifically for charities. The GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018 and there are significant changes to data gathering and processing laws that all charities and businesses should be aware of.

Data protection has always been historically important, from Caesar’s cipher device to our modern data protection laws. Data protection is a core area of a charity’s operations and the implementation of the GDPR by the European Union in May 2018 means that charities need to understand and implement regulation effectively and efficiently. Effective and efficient data management is so much more than simply knowing what data is coming in and what your charity is doing with it. Having proper policies in place to protect your data can also help you to maintain your reputation, both with your donors and the wider public. 

Charity Finance Group (CFG) is committed to supporting charities to be effective and responsible organisations. Working with our partners we have gathered all the latest information that charities need to fully understand data protection laws. This guide focuses on: governance, financial data, beneficiary data, and employee data and we hope this provides charities with the expertise you need to address the unique challenges that charities face when dealing with the GDPR. 

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