I'm sure there is lots about this on the interwebz. Lots and lots.
I had a question. The question went like this:
"Hey, Mr F dude, this booklet thingy I printed off the interwebz, it's about the Data Protection Act. It's wikid, look - it tells you everything about the Data Protection Act and charities. Kewl eh?! Blud"My reply:
"Hmm, Emily, this appears to be from the Isle of Man. I wonder if their Data Protection Act is the same as the UK one"And, guess what? They're similar, but not exactly the same.
So - be careful where you're getting your Data Protection Act information from! Lots of places have something called very similar.
The Happy Ending:
As a result of our conversation, I wandered over to the Information Commissioner's Office website (that's the dude who is in charge of Data Protection in the UK - so we know this is a pukka source). If you go there you'll see it has a search bar at the top right. Try typing charities into it and hitting the search button.
Make sure you're looking for the right sort of information:
- what the data protection is - it's date and that sort of general background
- what charities have to do to comply with the data protection act
- why they need to comply with it
- what might happen if they don't