Charity Group Briefing: GDPR countdown – update for charities

Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Time: 4pm for 4:30pm start, closing at 5:30pm (approx.)
Location: UNW LLP, Citygate, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JE

Please note, this event is now fully subscribed.

In May this year, data protection law will change with the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the transition from the current Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will still go ahead as planned effective from 25th May 2018.

Much has been made of how GDPR will affect the day-to-day running of charities, and the ways in which fundraisers can lawfully contact and attract potential new supporters and donors has been a particularly hot topic. The new regulations have far tougher punishments for those who fail to comply with the new rules surrounding the handling of personal data.

In our first charity briefing of 2018, we are delighted to be joined by Stephanie Coulson, Associate Solicitor at Muckle LLP, who will be providing a timely reminder on the key changes coming under the GDPR, and will also give out practical advice on what charities should be doing now to work towards compliance in preparation for May.

For more information regarding this event, or to reserve a place, please contact Anisha Randhawa at or on 0191 243 6232.