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IoF seminar in N Ireland to examine new data protection laws

IoF seminar in N Ireland to examine new data protection laws

The Institute of Fundraising in (IoF) is holding a seminar on the new law relating to which is coming into force next year.

Delivered in partnership with Birketts law firm, the half day session on 19th June will focus on the changes introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation () and look at how these will impact on fundraising activities. It has been confirmed that this European legislation will be implemented in the UK, despite Brexit.

During the session participants will be provided with guidance notes and helped to create a compliance step plan identifying the measures that each charity should take in the run up to May 2018.

Birketts say that complying with the new law will require a full review of existing data protection policies and procedures and is likely to mean the introduction of new measures across each organisation. The session will identify the steps organisations should take to prepare for the new law.

The final part of the seminar will be on the application of the new laws to fundraising activities. The trainer will provide an overview of the relevant regulations and latest published guidance before leading a group case study giving delegates the chance to look at key questions around consent, profiling, data management and direct marketing in more detail.

The seminar will take place on Monday 19th Jun 2017 from 8-30am to 12.30 at the Clayton Hotel Belfast. The cost for IoF members is £49 and £79 for non members.


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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