Featured: Two Reasons Why the GDPR Matters Everywhere

Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz sees the EU’s data protection regulation as a framework and set of user-centered guidelines that may just align with your mission. A silver lining?

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Field Notes, Viewpoints

WFP-Palantir and the Ethics of Humanitarian Data Sharing

The humanitarian community should assess wider implications, risks, and unintended negative consequences brought about by this and similar partnerships.

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4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

The Problem with Palantir

For our first 4Q4 podcast, we invited the The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman to shed light on a new partnership between WPF and Palantir Technologies, a US company with ties to intelligence communities.

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Blueprint, Virtual Roundtables

Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2019

Podcast and Transcript: An expert panel and our virtual audience forecast the most important trends and challenges facing digital civil society in 2019.

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Flipping Our Algorithmic Assumptions

When it comes to solving social ills with algorithms, is optimism the enemy? “We should assume they will be discriminatory,” writes Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz. “There is no ‘clean room’ for social innovation.”

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Digital Impact Grants, Virtual Roundtables

Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

Podcast and Transcript: Experts in tech and data ethics explore how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for predictive technologies.

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Companies Respond To GDPR By Blocking EU Users

Mike Masnick, editor of the Techdirt blog, says the scramble of companies to comply with GDPR could lead to a…

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

The following is an excerpt of an article published by Vox on April 12, 2018. “While online rights are coming…

Cybersecurity Must Be a Top Priority for Nonprofits

When business ethics and governance expert Lucy P. Marcus calls data breaches “an artifact of modern indifference,” she’s alluding to…

Does my algorithm have a mental-health problem?

The following is an excerpt of an article published by Aeon on March 26, 2018. “Is my car hallucinating? Is…

GDPR Will ‘Forever Change’ Marketing, Say Digital Governance Experts

Digital experts Elie Auvray and Kristina Podnar have authored a 35-page guide for understanding GDPR and creating a plan for…

Key Aspects of GDPR Explained

A white paper released by European Digital Rights (EDRi) explains key aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On…

GDPR Template for US-Based Nonprofits

A primer released by the international law firm, Pillsbury, is designed to help nonprofits understand the General Data Protection Regulation…

Here’s How One Nonprofit Is Preparing for GDPR

The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman describes GDPR as “a promising step in the direction of taking a rights-based approach to…

Facebook, GDPR, and Winning Back the Public Trust

Facebook has pledged its commitment to transparency and accountability throughout its GDPR preparation process, but it’s unclear whether it plans to make good on its promise.

Microsoft Offers Free GDPR Assessment

The Microsoft Cloud is helping organizations prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read Microsoft’s GDPR white paper and…