The ICO, The Charity Commission and The Fundraising Regulator have jointly organised this conference with the aim of helping charities and other fundraising groups comply with the law. It will set out the regulatory requirements and expectations for fundraising bodies and their boards under current and forthcoming data protection legislation.

Representatives from a range of charities, universities and umbrella groups have already confirmed they will attend the event. 

Delegates will hear directly from Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, Paula Sussex, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission and Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy at the Fundraising Regulator. There will be Q and As, which will be chaired by former BBC News presenter Sir Martyn Lewis.

Data protection experts from the ICO and specialist staff from the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission will run technical workshops to ensure issues are addressed and that regulators’ positions are made clear.

The Fundraising Regulator will also be launching its guidance on consent.

The main presentations by each of three conference hosts will be live streamed on the ICO website.

The conference has been organised following a number of ICO investigations into fundraising practices.

You can read more about the conference in our press release.