Charities, Privacy And Screening Donors

Recently in the UK there were fines imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office on two prominent charities. This raised the issue of charities and privacy of donor information.

Essentially there were three concerns raised.

1) Screening donors for wealth and lifestyle by a third party;

2) Tracing and targeting new or lapsed donors “by piecing together personal information obtained from other sources.”

3) Trading personal details with other charities to create “a massive pool of donor data for sale.”

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