Are you ready for the changes to data protection (GDPR)?

Wales networking group
15 February 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May, putting more responsibility on charities to take care of the data they hold about supporters, service users, beneficiaries, volunteers and staff, and giving individuals more control over how their data is stored and used.

What do we, as communicators, need to know to make sure our organisations comply with the law, and also make the most of the changes as a chance to build trust and transparency with our audiences.

At this event we heard about what GDPR means for comms and marketing professionals, and exchanged with peers on how organisations in Wales are preparing for the changes.


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#DesktopData: Checkout WCVA’s #DesktopData sessions from the comfort of your own computer covering topics such as cyber security, privacy by design, direct marketing and more

GDPR Hub: Visit Culture Republic’s GDPR Hub (the survey and data audit have been designed to be used by any organisation in any sector, not just arts and culture specific)

Useful articles: Read a range of handy articles on data protection on Culture Republic’s blog

Guidance:Visit the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website for a comprehensive guide and tools to prepare for the GDPR

Presentation: What does the GDPR mean for charity communicators? Rowenna Fielding, data protection lead, Protecture consultancy

About the Wales Networking Group

The CharityComms Wales Networking Group brings together charity comms professionals based in Wales. Each event focuses on a different comms topic with guest presenters, group discussions and networking.

The events will give you the chance to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The network is designed to encourage networking and peer to peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ environment.

This group is led by Jess Day, digital strategist at more onion. If you’re interested in speaking at an event or if there are any topics you’d love to discuss, please get in touch with Jess.

To be added to the Wales Networking Group mailing list please email Sarah Cutress.

About Cowshed

Cowshed is creative PR agency delivering fully integrated campaigns, for clients we love and causes we believe in. We work with some of the UK’s largest charities including Comic Relief, The National Trust, Women’s Equality Network and National Adoption Service. 

We want to continue working with organisations making a huge impact across the UK and are delighted to support CharityComms for the second year running. Please do get in touch by email, call 02920 789 321 or visit the Cowshed website to find out more.

Read more about GDPR:

Five ways to make sure your digital services comply with GDPR

Case studies, photos and films can be personal data under GDPR too