We are now on the final countdown to the GDPR which will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The GDPR has been one of the most anxiously awaited pieces of legislation of recent years. While it will undoubtedly introduce a number of changes to data protection practices, our message to charities and social enterprises is “don’t panic”.
In this week's Briefing, eleven civil society umbrella organisations have joined together to highlight to all political parties the importance of engaging with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations at national and local level; the Local Government Association has published a paper for local authorities; the King's Fund has published a new report; and the Information Commissioner has opened a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
In this week's Briefing, ACEVO has published a financial guide; NCVO has published the 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac; the Insititute of Fundraising has published new insights; researchers from the University of Oxford have published a new report; and OSCR has a published new guidance factsheet.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) recently consulted on some possible areas in which the UK government could add to or amend the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In this week's Briefing: ACEVO has published “Speaking fairly, acting boldly: the legacy and achievements of charity campaigning”. The Government has confirmed that EU students will remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019. The Parliamentary Health Committee has published its report on the effect of Brexit on health and social care. The Social Economy Alliance has launched its manifesto for the General Election.
In this week's Briefing: the Information Commissioner has issued updated guidance; the Department for Education has published operational guidance for local authorities; the BBC reports the government is scrapping planned reforms to the non-contentious probate fee regime; and Pioneers Post has launched a special report.