Common mistakes charities make with Information Governance (IG)
Many charities and non-profits approach us because they do not have an information Governance structure, sufficient processes, or training in place to ensure that data is being processed correctly and securely. This almost always is simply down to resource capacity and budget, which is of course understandable.
Unfortunately, it is becoming more common to see Information Governance being discussed only at the point when something goes wrong, such as a data breach or cyber threat rather than putting in place an on-going, proactive, information governance structure with sufficient training.
There was a heightened awareness about data protection and information governance when the new GDPR laws were released over 4 years ago. Since then, it could be said, that there needs to be a strong focus again in the awareness of how important information governance for charities is and how a charity complies with the law.
In this short video, Ricci Wilding, Information Governance and Security Officer at Smartdesc discusses the pitfalls of Information Governance at charities and what to look out for;
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Ricci Wilding, Information Governance Manager