The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association has reminded its members to be mindful of data protection laws.
The PFRA contacted its members, including more than 100 charities, about complying with the Data Protection Act after the Information Commissioner's Office decided to investigate EveryChild over the loss of donors' bank details.
Third Sector reported last month that the ICO was investigating the development charity after Mike Smith, a member of the public who has campaigned against face-to-face fundraising, found a folder containing personal bank details on a street in Norwich city centre. He said the folder belonged to one of the charity's street fundraisers .
A PFRA spokesman said it might send its members more detailed advice once the ICO had made recommendations on the EveryChild case. The deadline for EveryChild's response to the ICO was last week.