Sector leaders have now called on the government for more support getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on 25 May 2018.
The Institute of Fundraising has recently published results from its How Charities Are Preparing for GDPR survey, which received 340 responses from charities.
Just over one-fifth said that they have not done anything to prepare for GDPR, and 40 per cent said they have started thinking, but not come to any decisions. Just 2 per cent are ready ahead of schedule, and only 35 per cent say they have a plan in place.
Nearly 65 per cent of respondents to the survey identified as ‘small’ charities with annual incomes of less than £1m. A further 20 per cent of respondents were medium-sized charities, with incomes between £1 and £10m a year, while just under 15 per cent of respondents said they were large charities with annual incomes of more than £10m.