Category: News

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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ICO Publishes Final Guidance on Consent

In May, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its final consent guidance ahead of last week’s GDPR deadline. According to the guidance, organizations don’t need to refresh all old consents, but stressed it was “important to check your processes and records in detail to be sure existing consents meet the GDPR standard.” ICO, the UK’s […]

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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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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 May 25, 2018 and beyond. Included in the guide are who is covered and what is different about the law, differences between B2B and B2C companies, types of exempt personal data, compliance strategies, and more. […]

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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 May 16 at RightsCon in Toronto, EDRi Executive Director Joe McNamee joined a panel of experts to discuss the far-reaching effects of GDPR. For instance, EDRi has warned against GDPR certification fraud, a trend it […]

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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 (GDPR) and apply it to their daily operations. The resource includes an annotated Template for US/EU Privacy Notice with advice on how to engage with constituents. Reports on GDPR preparedness reveal that many companies residing […]

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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.

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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 measure your readiness with three free GDPR assessments designed to help your organization improve. Learn more about the GDPR and sign up to receive updates at digitalimpact.org/gdpr.

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GDPR Compliance on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a number of features and services for its customers as they prepare to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Services and resources include AWS’s adherence to the CISPE code of conduct, granular data access controls, monitoring and logging tools, encryption, audit capability, a 33-page slide presentation, and […]

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Slack’s Plan for GDPR Compliance

A new GDPR guide from Slack explains the platform’s methods and plans to achieve compliance, both for the company and its customers. The documentation covers security infrastructure and certifications, international data transfers, data portability solutions, management tools, and more. Learn more about the GDPR and sign up to receive updates at digitalimpact.org/gdpr.

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