Fifty Shades of Screening – Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance

By Daniel Categories: Charities, Consent, Data Sharing, GDPR, Guidance, ICO, Public Information, Security, Transparency

The ICO’s new guidance addresses key questions that remained unanswered following the RSPCA and BHF fines: Do you need consent to undertake wealth screening? Is it compliant to use publicly available personal information for fundraising purposes? First, this is a …

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 …

£130,000 fine for being unfair

By Daniel Categories: Charities, Charities: ICO, ICO

Pharmacy2U provides a number of online medical services (electronic prescriptions; online confidential medical advice and retail for medical products). To access these services, individuals have to provide personal information including their contact details, sex and date of birth. Pharmacy2U is …

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 …