Can Charities Share Personal Data if They Have a Concern about Someone’s Welfare?

Charities routinely obtain personal information from clients or service users, often given in confidence and relating to very sensitive matters. Most charities have privacy and data protection processes in place to avoid unauthorised access to such personal information, and to assure clients that their information will be kept secure. But what happens if a charity needs to share personal information with a third party in order to protect someone’s welfare?

This article from Russell-Cooke Solicitors considers a recent court case where this question was considered. Read more