Small Charities Coalition launches online GDPR tool

The umbrella body says it has been designed to cater to the needs of small charities as they prepare to implement the GDPR

The Small Charities Coalition has launched an online tool to help small charities prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force in May.

The GDPR Portal, which is being launched today, has been designed specifically to cater to the needs of small charities as they prepare to implement the GDPR, stringent new EU data protection rules, the SCC said.

Using the portal, small charities will be able to assess how well their current data protection processes meet the requirements of the GDPR and write and enforce new policies that are tailored to their own situations.

The SCC said in statement that prices for the portal would start at £200 for the smallest charities and would go up depending on the charity’s size.

Mandy Johnson, chief executive of the SCC, said: "With GDPR fast approaching, we are aware that a large number of charities do not feel ready nor able to comply. Many of these are the smaller organisations that do not have the resources to get behind the compliance process."

The portal will provide staff training videos, online web chat support, access to peer support and notifications when regulatory policy is updated, according to the SCC.

Johnson said: "We have developed this portal in response to the concerns we have heard from our members about how to go about achieving GDPR compliance without breaking the bank or employing more staff.

"With minimum outlay, we hope it will deliver everything a charity needs for GDPR peace of mind, enabling them to focus on their vital roles of servicing their beneficiaries."

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