It is has recently been widely published in the mainstream media that Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief charity is currently subject to an ongoing investigation by the Charity Commission for trustees alleged breach of duties. Whilst action against charity trustees is rare it is important to be aware of the legal duties and responsibilities associated with the role and the risk of action taken by the Charity Commission or by the courts.
It is now two years since the first case of COVID-19 was reported, and the virus still continues to have a devastating impact around the world. As history shows us all too well, such times of crisis and economic downturn provide fertile ground for fraudsters and criminal opportunists. The current pandemic is no exception. From bogus COVID-19 cures to phishing emails and phony websites, scammers are taking advantage of peoples' fears as the pandemic persists. Unfortunately, the past few months have also seen a stark increase in instances of fraud against charities.
Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the Government wishes to reform the data protection legislation within this country in order to ‘unlock the power of data.’ For charities, does this mean the painful prospect of reworking their existing GDPR compliance regime or the promise of a lighter regulatory load?
A Data Subject Access Request, or DSAR, is any request made by an individual for their own personal data. While they are quick and easy for an individual to make, many long hours and significant resources from your organisation will be needed in order to properly respond.
Charities are not immune to financial crime, fraud or other wrong-doing; there are a number of ways in which charities may be exploited by criminals.
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