Chris Delatorre

Chris Delatorre is Editor of Digital Impact, and Writer and Host of Digital Impact 4Q4, a podcast that covers emerging trends in social sector data. He is currently leading the relaunch of the Digital Impact Community. Firmly grounded at the nexus of science, technology, and global philanthropy, Chris enjoys working with organizations and communities of practice to advance sustainability and social equity around the world.

At George Mason University, Chris managed editorial for a multimedia resource that earned a model program award from the US Department of Education. At WINGS, a global information broker, he launched a communications program for a network of 20K organizations in 40 countries. Later, at TechSoup, he led a team of experts to position the forum as a global resource for the sector and a content partner for brands like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Box. Chris has contributed to a range of publications, including Singularity Hub and Vogue, and worked with the United Nations to advance ethical tech worldwide. He resides in New York City and Burlington, Vermont.

Posts by Chris Delatorre

The COVID-19 Roundup: Who Watches the Watchers?

The COVID-19 Roundup is a curated list for social sector practitioners and policymakers navigating the complexities of the global pandemic.

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Facing the Challenge of an Evolving Digital Civil Space

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline is helping to build people-first digital infrastructures, one content moderation request at a time.

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EDRi Launches Hub to Track Digital Rights Amid Pandemic

EDRi’s investigation of COVID-19 era surveillance includes recommendations from digital rights watchdog organizations.

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Creating a New Global Standard for Privacy and Location Sharing

A geolocation system developed by citizen scientists could provide potentially life-saving data without eroding the right to privacy.

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GDPR Compliance and Closing Civic Space

A new report looks at how the GDPR can be used against social sector organizations and what they should do to prepare.

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How Can Digital Impact Help to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19?

Digital Impact and the Digital Civil Society Lab are working with partners to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Civil Society Organizations and GDPR Compliance

A report from OSF looks at how nefarious actors have tried to use the GDPR to stifle public interest research and reporting in the social sector.

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Housing Data Tool Aims to Strengthen Tenants Rights

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is using New York City’s housing crisis to lay the groundwork for a nationwide movement built on public data.

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Location Privacy: How Protected Are We?

Public Lab is developing a set of tools based on “location blurring,” a new system that would mitigate the abuse of big tech surveillance.

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Upholding Transparency in the Age of Misinformation

Rachel Smith of GlobalGiving is calling on the social sector to help with a new set of standards that will address today’s ethical challenges.

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