In partnership with the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, we held a data protection workshop for local charities. The purpose of the workshop was to empower Gibraltar-registered charities with the knowledge and skills to collect and manage sensitive, personal data in a way that is in line with data protection legislation.

Our funding allowed representatives from over 50 local charities to attend the event for free. Speakers from the GRA’s Information Rights Division provided expert guidance on their responsibilities but also practical advice on how to do this with limited human or financial resources.

Joelle Hernandez, Head of Information Rights, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority commented; “Charities are generally underpinned by ethics, and it is important that data protection, as an ethical as well as legal obligation, is upheld by them. Importantly, it is the protection of data subjects that is key in data protection. The overwhelming interest in this workshop, for which we reached full capacity, is testament to the growing appreciation for data protection. The value of in-person events such as this cannot be underestimated – they provide direct access to the regulator and allow opportunities for attendees to address concerns and clarify matters, all for the benefit of individuals. We thank the attendees for their interest in learning about data protection, and of course Kusuma Trust for making the event possible through their funding.”