Are you data aware?


We’re running a project to help charities and voluntary organisations understand the risks and opportunities associated with data in the digital age.

So, what’s data? Good question!

Data is: Information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making or information in an electronic format that can be stored and used by a computer.

As well as a strong focus on data protection and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force in the UK in May 2018, our Datawareness initiative will take a look at issues like cyber security.

Each month, we’ll publish content with links to any relevant events, information and resources.


Maureen Falconer

Websites and data protection: what you need to know

Essential reading for all charities using the internet and social media

16th Jan, 2017

Maureen Falconer

Data protection – how secure are you?

Exploring the seventh data protection principle: organisational and technological measures

5th Dec, 2016

Kelly Sleight

Our top 10 tips to prepare for changes in data protection law

Expert advice from Harper Macleod LLP

28th Nov, 2016

Maureen Falconer

Datawareness: focus on personal information

Accuracy, retention, rights and the Data Protection Act

22nd Nov, 2016

Maureen Falconer

Datawareness: a principled approach to data protection

Personal data, information and the importance of specified purposes

8th Nov, 2016

Maureen Falconer

What’s fair and lawful when it comes to data protection?

Datawareness and the importance of understanding what’s fair and lawful

25th Oct, 2016

Maureen Falconer

Data Protection: too big, too scary, too complicated?

Introducing a new blog series on data protection and how it relates to your organisation

11th Oct, 2016

Click here to see Data Protection events

Need help or information?

You can find additional information on data protection on the Running Your Organisation section of our website.

The Information Commissioner’s Office in Scotland also has lots of helpful guidance:

Data protection principles

Overview of GDPR

Getting ready for GDPR: checklist

Preparing for GDPR: 12 steps to take now