First fundraising data protection fines – secrecy and sharing at the heart of poor practice

By Daniel Categories: Breach, Charities, Consent, Data Sharing, Fines, Fundraising, GDPR, ICO, Public Information, Security, Transparency

The ICO has published initial details of the fines handed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and British Heart Foundation (BHF). The charities’ approach to wealth screening; data / tele-matching and data sharing triggered …

To BCC or not to BCC

By Daniel Categories: Breach, Charities, Guidance

The recent – and well publicised – data breach by the 56 Dean Street clinic in London raised a number of interesting data protection issues. The well-rehearsed line of “it was human error” was put forward to explain the breach…but …