Cobseo, The Confederation of Services Charities, has published an Aide Memoire on Data Protection to support Members with the regulatory requirements of the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Data Protection Aide Memoire explains the requirements placed on Members to fulfil the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 – laws that are applicable to all UK organisations. To help Members fully integrate this legislation at their organisations, the Aide Memoire has been written in clear sector-specific language in an easy-to-use format.
The Aide Memoire was produced following a Cobseo workshop in March 2018 where Members raised concerns about the increased regulatory burden following changes to the GDPR. Members asked Cobseo to provide more advice and guidance and following further consultations with Members to establish their specific concerns over data protection, an Aide Memoire was drafted. Practical assistance was then received from data protection teams at Member organisations and other specialists, and the Aide Memoire was finalised after a legal review.
The aim of the document is for Members to better understand the data protection obligations they must follow in their operations. Where Members need to implement or improve on individual measures, the Aide Memoire provides explanation and links to available resources and templates to aid integration.
The Data Protection Aide Memoire can be found here on the Cobseo Governance hub.
For more information on the other Aide Memoires in the series, please click here.
For all queries on the Data Protection Aide Memoire, the Governance work of Cobseo, or for help with governance at a Member organisation, please email Emma Fleming, Governance and Project Support Manager.