GDPR and charity retail

Charity Retail Association produce GDPR briefing paper for members

The Charity Retail Association has produced a briefing paper on the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation for its members, which is designed to help charity shops understand the new regulations.

The paper, entitled ‘Charity Shops and GDPR – what you need to know’, can be downloaded from the members’ section of our website.

The regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018 after a two-year implementation period and it is likely most charity shops hold a significant amount of personal data. This could include – and not limited to – a gift aid donor scheme plus details of their charity shop’s volunteers. Therefore, each charity will need to start to develop their own GDPR compliance plan ahead of next May’s deadline.

The nine-point briefing paper is intended to introduce charity retailers to some the key issues they will need to consider as the seek to become GDPR compliant. If you are in doubt about any specific aspect of GDPR compliance you should always seek legal advice.