The Fundraising Regulator has made changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice in light of changes to the data protection laws. The new Code will take effect from 25 May 2018. 

It sets out the rules for fundraisers around handling personal data. The changes:

  • Create new sections on Data Protection and Direct Marketing;
  • Add and expand definitions for key terms, including “processing”, “consent” and “legitimate Interest”;
  • Create consistency in terminology between the Code and the GDPR;
  • Explain activities that are likely to be classed as processing for the purpose of GDPR;
  • Increase links to existing guidance from the ICO, the Fundraising Regulator and other relevant bodies.

There may be further changes when the Data Protection Bill is enacted and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) is reviewed. 

The Code changes can be found here.

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