The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU legislation to protect data, will go into effect on May 25. The GDPR applies to any business or organization that offer goods or services or collects data from residents in the EU, regardless if they are for-profit or not-for-profit entities.
While NCDC cannot provide legal guidance on this issue, we feel it is critical for Catholic fundraisers to understand the scope and impact this policy will have on any organization that maintains personal data.
We aren't in Europe. Why do we need to worry about this?