Category: DI Reads

To Really Protect Our Privacy, Let’s Put Some Numbers on It

Tracy Ann Kosa, a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab, discusses how and why we need to measure data privacy.

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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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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 large number of lawsuits in the coming years. “While some consultants have cleaned up in helping companies become what they hope is ‘compliant,’ some companies have realized it’s just too much of a hassle and […]

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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 into question, it’s worth considering how those will overlap with offline rights and civic engagement. “The two may initially seem completely separate, but democracy itself depends on information and communication, and a balance of privacy […]

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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 how “companies, regardless of size or sector, need to recognize their responsibility … to be vigilant and proactive about securing their data and systems.” Marcus admits that while the threat of a cybersecurity breach is […]

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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 the algorithm that runs the police surveillance system in my city paranoid? Marvin the android in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy had a pain in all the diodes down his left-hand side. Is […]

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The Happy, Healthy Data Nerd: Using Data to Support Wellbeing

The authors of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit share tips on how to leverage data to achieve your wellness goals.

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