Chris Delatorre

Chris Delatorre is a communications consultant working in science, tech, and philanthropy to advance digital rights and social equity through the use of ethical tech. Chris is Editor at Digital Impact, and the 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.

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. Learn more at 9principles.blogspot.com.

Posts by Chris Delatorre

Who Watches the Watchers?

MIT’s new surveillance rating system is ready to “capture details of every significant automated contact tracing effort in the world.”

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Finding Your Place on the Journey to Data Maturity, Part 2

UK-based Data Orchard shares key lessons from producing its first online self-assessment and benchmarking tool.

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Finding Your Place on the Journey to Data Maturity, Part 1

UK-based Data Orchard is rolling out a self-assessment tool designed to empower nonprofits in their decision-making.

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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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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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Talk Europe! with Lucy Bernholz: Philanthropy in the Digital Age

In an interview with ERST Foundation, Lucy Bernholz calls on Europe to impart to tech platforms a set of standards that uphold the ideals of democracy.

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