The Information Commissioners Office is asking charities for their opinions on regulation around vital safeguarding information available through criminal convictions data.
Charities have less than a week to take part in a national survey on how they process data around criminal convictions.
Article 10 relates to a register of criminal convictions of those involved in an organisation. The information is important to safeguarding vulnerable people and children and to assess people’s suitability for employment.
Charity, transport and retail are among the key sectors the regulator wants to hear from in the survey, which takes around 15 minutes to complete.
“If you are a controller and you process Article 10 data, we want to hear from you,” says the ICO.
“We have received a great response to our call for views. To ensure everyone, who wants to, has the chance to respond we are extending the deadline for a further two weeks until Friday 13 March.
“We are currently seeking input from individuals representing the HR, retail, building, transport and charity sectors. However, no matter what sector you represent, if you deal with personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences on a regular basis we would like to hear from you.”
This is the latest consultation by ICO on how charities and other organisations are complying with data regulation.
A consultation on its draft direct marketing code of practice closed this week. This aims to ensure charities are compliant with regulation, including GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and 2003’s Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations.