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Securing The Hawn Foundation

Earlier this year our team of experts were proud to have worked with The Hawn Foundation UK  to get them GDPR compliant.

The Goldie Hawn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly on neuroscience, the 15 lessons school programme gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with resilience.

The Organisation (UK side) doesn’t handle a huge amount of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) however they do handle sensitive data for both volunteers and staff, school contacts and donors. Any amount of data that is held by an Organisation is required by the General Data Protection Regulations to be processed and stored in a compliant manner.

Before working with Vox Securitas The Hawn Foundation UK were unaware of their level of compliance to the GDPR. Prior to meeting with our team, the charity had only received some training with the Charity Office regarding safeguarding/ policies. Once the Vox Securitas team had finished training and working with The Hawn Foundation UK, we asked them if they felt confident that the charity was now secure against possible breaches.

Emily, Programme Leader, respondedYes, though we are still learning and reading the material provided about how to ensure our consultants and other staff remain compliant when working. We do have better systems in place when sending data and recognise when we have to check that we are being GDPR compliant. (recording consent etc..)

We asked The Hawn Foundation how they found working with the Vox Securitas team,(We found Vox Securitas) Really helpful and informative, even though there was a lot of information to take in they were incredibly supportive and more than happy to answer questions and assist us at every step, including with obtaining our Cyber Security Certificate. Very easy to contact and gave great advice on other areas where GDPR needed to be considered, they have been so helpful and reassuring.

If you’re unsure if your Charity or Organisation is GDPR compliant and Cyber Secure then please contact our team today for a no-obligation discussion on how we can assist you.

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