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What the RSPCA and BHF fines mean for you

We now have the full details of the RSPCA and British Heart Foundation fines. They have promoted the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator to issue a joint alert about compliance with data protection law. The actions you should take now: “Immediately cease any activity without explicit consent described and set out by the ICO …

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First fundraising data protection fines – secrecy and sharing at the heart of poor practice

The ICO has published initial details of the fines handed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and British Heart Foundation (BHF). The charities’ approach to wealth screening; data / tele-matching and data sharing triggered the fines. The ICO exercised considerable discretion to significantly reducing the fines – in recognition …

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Are you the BBB (Blagger’s Best Buddy)?

Companies, private detectives, estranged relatives, nosey neighbours – all may wish to know something about someone else; all may, at some point, want access to the personal information of others. This might be legitimate…and the release of information justified. However, sometimes the desire to learn more about someone else is not justified and must be …

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