I'm asking this question for 2 reasons. Next year is the 2021 Census, unless you're in Scotland who are deferring this until 2022. There's going to be so much data that I don't know if my charity can make use of all of it, except for the parts that we've traditionally used around age, gender, social class, business sector, rural areas, the environment, and poverty. Updating our collection of spreadsheets will take a couple of weeks or months because I wasn't at this charity 10 years ago, and some old spreadsheets are years out of date, but I'm looking forward to doing this if I personally need to.
My second reason is that a new salaried colleague has recently joined us from a similar charity in our part of the third sector, and she's hoping to bring some of her volunteers under our umbrella. One of these volunteers is a data whizz who should be more than capable of updating all our data, and adding some extra things that will boost our funding applications.
My new colleague's concern is that her old charity might be upset this volunteer could be assisting us as early as next week. Is there any possible conflict of interest here? Maybe something with intellectual property or GDPR? My new colleague is 100% certain that if all data is in the public domain, and this volunteer wasn't trained in how to do this by my new colleague's former charity, then why shouldn't he be allowed to continue helping her? Even if he's willing to start from scratch and create something that our charity can shape to what our needs are?
If there are any members here who understand GDPR and legal issues with volunteers helping multiple charities in the same way with the same skills, we'd really love to hear from you.