Know your responsibilities under Data Protection Laws

Charities, like organisations of all kinds are subject to data protection laws which govern how they handle their data. Yet despite existing rules, negative publicity about data misuse, cyber-attacks examples of those getting it seriously wrong are all too common. To make matters worse a new data protection law will take effect in the UK and Europe by May 2018 which is not only more onerous but will carry the risk of hugely increased fines - up to 20m Euros or 4% annual worldwide turnover whichever is greater.

Data audits tailored to your needs

Our service can be tailored to suit your budget and requirements exactly, focusing on the aspects of your charity where you believe you are most vulnerable to risk. The report will be objective and practical to give you a full picture of the current state of your data compliance and the actions you may need to take.

Through the Wellers Data Audit service your organisation will benefit in the following ways

  • Gain an understanding of all the different types of data it holds – surprisingly most organisations don’t know!
  • Understand what happens to that data and how it is processed throughout the organisation
  • Identify the areas where compliance with data protection laws is weakest (if any) including an in-depth analysis of marketing practices (if required)
  • Analysis of transfer of data outside the UK and worldwide generally – there are rules which affect this so it is crucial to understand these patterns
  • Identify where there are policy gaps in your organisation affecting data use
  • Obtain policies which are necessary for compliance together with advice on how to use/implement those policies
  • Advice on new data protection rules and how to comply with them
  • Advice on appointment of a data protection officer and privacy impact assessments
  • Assistance with a data breach response plan
  • Providing training for all staff on data protection requirements to create a compliant culture which also significantly reduces the risk of failure
  • Assistance re making data protection compliance a value add in terms of customer/supplier/employee trust in your organisation
  • Advice on handling failures if they arise and minimising your reputational damage if there is a serious failure such as a cyber-attack
  • Advise on dealing with customers/individuals if their data is leaked and approaching the regulator

Please contact Parmjit Bhogal on 020 7481 2422 or email