FPS Goes Live!

By Daniel Categories: Charities, Fines, Fundraising, GDPR, ICO, Transparency

This week the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) was launched by the Fundraising Regulator, in response to concerns about charity marketing, which have been raised over the last couple of years and in anticipation of the more stringent controls on the …

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 …