Have You Reddit?

By Daniel Categories: Breach, Security

On the 1st of August a hugely popular website, Reddit, announced that it had been hacked. If you’ve not seen it, Reddit is a vaguely social network (explored further below) where registered members can post links, news and discuss almost anything on a …

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 …