Businesses across the UK are preparing for the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation in over 25 years. As of 25 May 2018 a new EU law, the general data protection regulation (the “GDPR”), will come into full effect. Regardless of Brexit the GDPR is here to stay and given the increased monetary penalties it is important that businesses are aware of what they need to do to ensure compliance.

The changes under the GDPR are particularly significant to charities because charities rely on contacting donors and supporters for funding and therefore often handle high volumes of personal data, particularly in

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