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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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The State of Open Humanitarian Data 2020

A new report from the Centre for Humanitarian Data aims to increase awareness of data that is available and missing across humanitarian operations.

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Infusing Startups With Ethics That Go Along With Profits

ITEGA’s Bill Densmore introduces three new efforts to orient both investors and entrepreneurs around ethics, data privacy, and transparency principles.

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2018 Grants Cohort Selected

Digital Impact has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to five social sector organizations working to advance the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources for social good.

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GDPR: ICO Publishes Final Guidance on Consent

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has released tools to help organizations prepare for the GDPR. The latest guidance features key changes from past iterations.

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GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain

The following is an excerpt of an article published by Harvard Business Review on April 9, 2018. “For now, GDPR, which replaces previous EU mandates on data collection and use, differs significantly from U.S. law, pushing the two regions further apart in their approaches to regulating the digital economy. “The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation […]

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Internet Health Report Uncovers Three Issues of Growing Concern

Who controls the internet? How open is it? Who is welcome online? Is it safe? Who can succeed there? Mozilla’s Internet Health Report, an open source compilation of data, research, and stories, shows how the internet is evolving across these five issues. The editor of the report, Solana Larsen, joined Digital Civil Society Lab Director […]

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Companies Respond To GDPR By Blocking EU Users

Mike Masnick, editor of the Techdirt blog, is concerned about the new regulation’s potential to splinter the internet “in a way that we’re not entirely prepared for.”

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Let’s Talk about Applying the GDPR in the United States

As Elena Souris and Hollie Russon Gilman at Vox write, “While online rights are coming into question, it’s worth considering how those will overlap with offline rights and civic engagement.”

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