Keeping data safe – advice for volunteers

Transferring information safely

Emails can be intercepted, and the contents accessed by unintended recipients or third parties. There are many points of vulnerability when an email is written, sent, received, or stored that mean unauthorised individuals may be able to view its contents.

If data is not handled safely and securely the risks to individuals include identity theft or individuals falling victim to scams. There are also risks to the wider reputation of the MND Association which could result in investigation and fines by the Information Commissioners Office.

What kinds of information do we process?

Please minimise these risks by

Keeping your data secure

There are many ways individuals can try to gain unauthorised access to email servers and or online accounts through cyber-attacks such as phishing (using deceptive emails to gather personal information) or brute force attacks (using computational power to automatically guess passwords).

It is important to take steps to keep accounts where personal information exists safe and secure.

Please take steps to keep your data secure:

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262