Milo McLaughlin Apr 21 2017

There are now only 398 days to go until significant new European data protection laws come into force. Although things are a little quieter this week compared to last week’s bumper Easter update, there’s still no shortage of GDPR-related news.

GDPR weekly roundup: Easter Edition
Milo McLaughlin Apr 13 2017

There are now just over 400 days to go until the new data protection laws come into force, and the steady stream of GDPR-related news shows no sign of slowing down.

Last week we saw some robust responses to the ICO consent guidance from the DMA, IoF and Fundraising Regulator. This week we also look at Ken Burnett’s feedback on the guidance, and the ICO publishes another discussion paper, this time on profiling.

And that’s not all - the UK Government is looking for people’s views on whether they should implement any GDPR exemptions, the IoF is defending the use of research in fundraising, and the DMA have published a handy GDPR checklist. Get the full update below.

GDPR news roundup
Milo McLaughlin Apr 07 2017

This week we’ve seen a strong response to the ICO’s recent consent guidance from the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Fundraising Regulator. There have also been further fines for charities, and some worrying survey results about GDPR adoption by UK businesses.

GDPR Roundup - header image
Milo McLaughlin Mar 31 2017

In the week that the UK Government officially pressed the Brexit ejector seat button, EU Data protection may not be at the forefront of most people’s minds.

However the Government have already said that UK data protection laws after Brexit will be harmonised with the GDPR. 

GDPR Roundup 24.03.17: Alan Carr, CRUK, Councils and Brexit
Milo McLaughlin Mar 24 2017

The 2nd instalment of our weekly guide to the latest on the GDPR: 

  • CRUK say Yes/No
  • Channel 4's 'Alan Carr test'
  • 1 in 4 councils not ready, and
  • IAPP Brexit survey

Milo McLaughlin Mar 16 2017

With 433 days to go until the GDPR comes into force (at time of publication), new details continue to emerge as to how it will work in practice and how organisations are preparing for the changes.

This new weekly round-up will help keep you up-to-date with the latest news as we countdown to 25th May 2018.

GDPR Countdown: The Facts so Far
Milo McLaughlin Mar 16 2017

The GDPR comes into force next May, with hefty fines for those organisations that aren’t ready.

However a recent DMA survey showed that one in four businesses are ‘unprepared’ for the significant reforms to data protection laws that the GDPR will bring.

If your organisation is one of the 25% who are on the back foot, now is not the time to panic. But it is definitely time to take action.

Milo McLaughlin Feb 23 2017

The most recent issue of Third Sector caught my attention when it landed with a light thud on my desk, due to the question emblazoned across its front cover: ‘Direct mail – is it facing serious decline?’

It’s true that the way direct mail (DM) is used by fundraisers has changed significantly in recent years. But is this the right question to be asking in the first place?

Brightsource Christmas tree with baubles
Milo McLaughlin Dec 22 2016

With the festive break fast approaching (hopefully providing plenty of well-earned rest for all our clients and staff), we thought we’d mark the end of a busy 2016 by highlighting some of the best from the Brightsource blog during the last year.

Barney Knibb Nov 01 2016

Brightsource are excited to introduce our new sister agency Signal, a digital and CRM agency with big ideas.

The new agency (which launched on 18th October) brings together the talent, experience and energy of Tangible, Blonde and Instinctiv.