Data protection is a key component for all charities and social enterprises, no matter their size, and ensuring your organisation complies with the legal frameworks relevant to your organisation’s use of personal data is vital.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (PECR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 imposed the greatest changes in data protection law for 20 years. We can help ensure sure your charity continues to comply, as well as providing expert advice on data protection, freedom of information, confidentiality, and privacy.
Helping charities and social enterprises comply with data protection requirements
There are likely to be key areas which if tackled first will greatly reduce the risk. Our approach is based on assessing the greatest risks and targeting those by providing you with the documentation required to demonstrate compliance.
We defend organisations facing claims from individuals and investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). As a result, we understand how to deal with the contentious aspects of data protection.
Our data protection advice for charities and social enterprises
We work closely with intellectual property and dispute resolution lawyers across our firm, working together to get the best advice and outcomes for you and your organisation. Our advice includes:
- data processing and data sharing agreements
- data audit
- data protection training
- implementing data governance programmes
- drafting data protection policies and privacy notices
- direct marketing consent requirements
- subject access requests
- preventing and managing data breach
- responding to the regulator
Supporting charities every step of the way
We are one of very few law firms in the South West with genuine specialist, in-depth, charity law expertise, as well as being recognised as a leading firm for charity law by the independent Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.
Our team is led by James Evans, who is one of very few senior charity specialist lawyers based west of Bristol, working exclusively with charities, social enterprises, education institutions and other ‘social purpose’ organisations.