Charities hold a lot of sensitive data. Often on the vulnerable people they support and protect. So it is vital that this information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands or be misused in any way.
However, all too often, charities either aren’t are aware of their obligations or haven’t done enough to ensure that they meet them.
Many people donate to charities and causes they care about. But, while you might support them in their aims, it is vital that they meet their obligations when it comes to protecting your sensitive data.
Where they fail to do this, holding them to account is often the only way to ensure standards are improved. Often charities and organisations are insured against data breaches, so you don’t have to worry about the impact of the good work you support.