Long Read: The philosophical dispute between fundraising and data protection

At the end of 2016, when the ICO fined several charities for breaching the Data Protection Act 1998, Ian MacQuillin, wrote a fascinating philosophical piece on how charities are perceived by different types of people.

Even though this feels like a long time ago, it’s still as relevant today as it was back then. Whenever you feel that GDPR and data protection are not your friend, have a read of this.

https://criticalfundraising.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/opinion-the-philosophical-dispute-between-fundraising-and-data-protection/amp/

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Long Read: DPN Legitimate Interests Guidance – GDPR

The Guidance prepared by the Data Protection Network is a practical tool aimed at helping commercial and not-for-profit organisations to assess whether or not they can rely on Legitimate Interests as a lawful basis for processing personal data under the GDPR.

The Guidance covers:

  • Understanding what Legitimate Interests are
  • Identifying areas of processing where Legitimate Interests may apply
  • The Legitimate Interests Assessment (LIA) – the 3 stage test
  • Transparency and the consumer

https://www.dpnetwork.org.uk/dpn-legitimate-interests-guidance/

At last, clarity and sense about wealth screening, prospect research and updating addresses

Adrian Beney is back with an update on CASE’s work on providing guidance for charities for adopting GDPR best practise.

This document lays out in detail and with great clarity the circumstances under which these activities, regarded in recent years by some at the Information Commissioner’s Office as very controversial, can be carried out lawfully.

Follow the link below for full details.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/last-clarity-sense-wealth-screening-prospect-research-adrian-beney

Prospect Research and GDPR-compliant wealth screening

Prospect research and wealth screening do not sit easily with GDPR:

  • Can individuals reasonably expect to be researched for wealth?
  • Would they expect to charities to find public information about them and use it?
  • How about if the charity uses a third-party supplier?

Nicola Williams, MA in Philanthropic Studies, has written several helpful guides at Factary to help you answer those questions for your own charity.

https://www.factary.com/docs/Factary_Legitimate_Interests_and_Prospect_Research.pdf

https://www.factary.com/docs/Factary_Guide_to_GDPR_Compliant_Screenings.pdf

Consent, Opt-In, Legitimate Interest and GDPR and how it relates to fundraising

Adrian Beney has a wonderful grasp of GDPR, particularly around the pros and cons on using consent and legitimate interests by charities.

This guide of his provides the perfect introduction to GDPR and how it impacts communication, prospect research and fundraising. A reassuring read to those old and new to the profession.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/consent-opt-in-legitimate-interest-gdpr-adrian-beney