GDPR and charity retail

Fundraising Regulator consults on changes to the code of fundraising practice

The Fundraising Regulator will begin consulting next month on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, to bring it in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Speaking at Third Sector’s GDPR briefing event in central London earlier this week, policy manager at the Fundraising Regulator, Stephen Service, said the watchdog would remove and replace parts of the code that were inconsistent with the new data protection rules, which are due to come into force on 25 May 2018.

The key changes will be finalised, put to the Regulator’s board for approval in January, and published from February 2018, before the implementation of GDPR later that year.