The following is a list of sites referring to GDPR
Some of these may be touting for business. If they are, that is not why they were chosen to be included in this list. You may find some useful guidance here that relates to your organisation and what you need to do.
I am aware that some of the parent organisations of the charities I support are running training on GDPR and as such you are probably adequately covered for your operations. Others though have no centralised guidance, so are being left to their own devices. Hopefully these links will help, along with other things I have published on this site.
Information Commissioner Site
Start here: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/
Probably answers most questions and is a comprehensive plain language guide.
Commercial site offering guidance
What is personal information?
Is an IP address Personal Information?
I have just finished working my way around 100+ websites and backing them all up. I also check them to make sure the infrastructure is up to day. There are a couple of interesting observations that are worth noting, particularly if you are new to editing, or struggling with updating your website, or don’t like updating it for some other reason.
All of the points raised and guidance are included in a downloadable document at the end of this article.
1). Google Searches.
Before I start checking a site I perform a google search on the entity name (not the domain name) to make sure it comes very close to the top, if not at the top of the first page on Google. I have never had any problems getting people to the top of searches without paying a penny. But there are things you need to do to stay there, and stay fresh.
Download some tips
2). A picture paints a thousand words
Well in web terms it doesn’t unfortunately. I have seen lots of examples of people placing images, such as posters on their home pages. Posters are generally a graphic stored as a PDF, JPG or PNG file. It is an image file. Humans can read and interpret images. Google and computers generally cannot.
Download some tips Continue reading Be seen (by Google)…
The following is applicable if you have a domain ending in .co.uk, .org.uk or .uk
Nominet are the issuing authority that manage any domain names ending in .uk. In the 7 years I have been working with Charities and not for profit groups, I have needed to contact them twice, once being a difficult case where the registrant of a domain name had passed away. The organisation represented by the domain name needed to regain control. They are very helpful, but have been largely a passive organisation; there when you need them.
I had an instance this week, which was unusual and it raises a lot of questions, none of which have been answered. However I think it is worth raising to your attention because if your domain name is registered against your email address, and they contact you and you fail to respond, or miss the mail, or ignore it, then you risk your website and email being taken offline. Continue reading Nominet Messages