Data Protection: Charities

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th November 2017.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the telephone helpline for small businesses on the General Data Protection Regulation, run by the Information Commissioner's Office, will be open to small charities.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Yes. The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses or charities and recognises the particular problems they face getting ready for the new data protection regime. There are already resources on the Information Commissioner's Office website ( to help smaller organisations to prepare for the data protection regime.

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