The Information Commissioner’s Office has informed eleven charities that it intends to fine them for breaching the Data Protection Act.
The charities will be given 28 days to respond to the ICO’s findings. The ICO will consider representations made by each charity before making a final decision about enforcement action.
The charities were investigated by the ICO as part of a wider operation sparked by reports in the media about repeated and significant pressure on supporters to contribute.
There are no other outstanding investigations into charities as part of that operation.
The ICO is now focusing its attention on ensuring compliance within the charity and fundraising sector.
A conference aimed at helping charities and other fundraising groups comply with the law will be held at Manchester Town Hall on February 21.
SOURCE: Informaton Commissioner’s Office