The GDPR Time Bomb…Are You Prepared? The GDPR Timebomb - Are you prepared?

Join us for the AdviceUK GDPR event to explore the full impact of GDPR on the advice and charity sectors on:

12th April 2018

Clifford Chance

10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London E14 5JJ

9:30am – 4:30pm

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Event Summary

During the conference we will cover the following topics:

  • Beat the Countdown – GDPR the key changes
  • Managing Consent – How to process personal sensitive data lawfully, understand what personal data is, lawful processing looks like and how to gain and record consent
  • Practice & Processes – demonstrate compliance and accountability- understanding who and how to record processing activities, data protection by design and when to use data impact assessments and good CRM management
  • Privacy Policies – Best practice in designing your privacy policy
  • Preparing for the Inevitable: Data Breaches – how to take the appropriate steps to inform relevant parties, what constitutes a ‘high risk’ situation and understanding the sanctions for failure to follow guidelines
  • Create a Culture of Compliance in your organisation with effective staff training

Keynote Speaker

Stephen Dunmore

Stephen Dunmore

Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator

Stephen Dunmore was appointed as Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator in December 2015. He was previously Chief Executive of the New Opportunities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Since leaving the Big Lottery Fund in 2008, Stephen has been Interim Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Fund, The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, the Lumos Foundation, the National Consumer Council and the Family and Childcare Trust. He was Chair of Capacitybuilders, National Family Mediation and the BBC’s Awards Advisory Committee; and served as a member of the Office of the Third Sector’s Advisory Body.

Stephen is a trustee of The Prince’s Countryside Fund and a Council Member of the Society of Antiquaries.


Louise Hulland

Louise Hulland

Broadcaster & Presenter

Louise is a Sony Award winning journalist and presenter. Most recently she’s been seen on BBC One’s The One Show, reporting on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking - a subject on which Louise is hugely knowledgable. Louise also reports for BBC One‘s Watchdog & Watchdog Daily, BBC One’s Inside Out, Celebrity Trolls: We’re Coming to Get You and for Live with Gabby. She also presents on BBC Local Radio all around the UK and has countless radio ad TV documentaries under her belt.

For more information, visit her website www.louisehulland.co.uk, her Facebook page www.facebook.com/LouiseHullandTV or follow her on twitter - www.twitter.com/louiseonair

Guest Speakers & Panelists

Brian Shorten

Brian Shorten

Chairman at Charities Security Forum

After over 30 years in Information Security, Business Continuity, and Risk across the finance, telecoms and charity sectors, in 2012 became Brian the full-time Chairman of the Charities Security Forum (CSF) which he co-founded in 2007.

Brian holds a CISSP and has held CISA and CISM qualifications. He was an early member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) with the membership no. of 346. He has a MSc degree in Information Security from the University of London, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of the City of London. Brian presents on many aspects of Information Security, especially for the charity/not for profit sector, concentrating on the people side.

In 2016 Brian was given the title ‘Godfather of Security’ at the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2016 event.

Paul Ticher

Paul Ticher

Independent Consultant & Data Protection Expert

Paul Ticher has been one of the leading experts on Data Protection in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. He is the author of the standard work Data Protection in Voluntary Organisations, published by the Directory of Social Change and currently being updated for a fourth edition in line with GDPR.

Paul has worked with organisations of all sizes, and in all parts of the UK, providing written information and non-legal advice, as well as giving briefings and training sessions and carrying out Data Protection audits. Paul has followed the development of GDPR from its very earliest stages at the EU and has been writing about it since 2014.

Patrick Tang

Patrick Tang

Head of CRM, Insight, and Supporter Care - Wood Green, The Animals Charity

I have worked in the Charity sector for over 13 years, beginning as a System Administrator and progressing into Database Management.
My Database experience includes working in the following charity types: military, children, foreign aid, medical, youth development, and animal.

I have been lucky enough to have worked with various Fundraising Teams including Individual Giving, Marketing, Community, Trusts, and Corporate. Working on various projects has also meant working closely with other teams like Finance, and IT.

All of these experiences has enabled me to develop as a Database professional to deliver excellent Data Services.

Joel Voysey

Joel Voysey

Director of Fundraising, The Hospice of St Francis

Joel began his fundraising career with WaterAid in 1997, before spells at Amnesty International UK and VSO. In 2007 he moved from fundraising for international causes to managing income generation teams in the UK Health, Social Care and Research sectors, At United Response, Breast Cancer Campaign (now Breast Cancer Now) and latterly, as Fundraising Director at two hospices. As Director of Fundraising at the Hospice of St Francis, Joel is managing his staff and volunteer teams to work with supporters in ways which harness their commitment to the hospice and give people a range of ways, to give, to get involved, and to be advocates for our work in our local area. Managing supporter’s privacy effectively and enabling them to exercise choice and control in their relationship with the hospice is central to this approach.

Ali McLaren

Ali McLaren

Managing Director, ACM Solutions

Ali is the Managing Director of ACM Solutions who developed AdvicePro. He began developing software while at University in 1999 and is still designing and writing it today. A Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer – the highest level of the Microsoft certification programme – and PRINCE2 practitioner, he unwinds by going running.

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett

Head of Privacy and Data Protection, ClearComm

Mark heads up the Privacy and Data Protection department within ClearComm. Mark has many years of experience working with various organisations on a number of different privacy and data protection matters.

Mark is a Committee Member and Treasurer for the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) South East & London regions as well as sitting on the Committee of the IoF’s Consultants SIG.

Mark is an Associate Consultant for the NCVO, exclusively delivering GDPR training to members.

Christopher Tansey

Christopher Tansey

Data Controller, AdviceUK

Over 10 years’ experience working across the Government & Charitable Sector. Specialising in Data Protection and new GDPR legislation. Expertise in running GDPR Compliance Projects and Policy & Procedure creation.

With fines of up to €20 million – or 4% of your company’s annual turnover – for non-compliance, adequate preparation is vital!



The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

Charities/Advice Services frequently hold sensitive information both about individuals and donors. The damage that could be caused to public trust and confidence in your organisation, and in the sector as a whole is huge, if sensitive information is misused.  It is therefore important that you have a strategy in place to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.



Recent issues within the advice sector have highlighted inadequacies in day to day data management. These have led to investigations by the ICO (information Commissioner’s Office), in an effort to crack down on unlawful practices and educate organisations on more secure procedures. Not only is the potential for the imposition of a civil monetary penalty or other enforcement action from the ICO, but the potential for reputational damage to Charities/Advice Services is vast.

You must prepare for the May 2018 deadline to have in place new standards for consent and the range of accountability requirements set out under the new law. Organisations will no longer be able to put their heads in the sand and plead ignorance as non-compliance will result in substantial fines up to €20million or 4% of annual turnover. You need to get prepared… and fast!



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