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Unsure about Data Privacy? These 4 Podcasts Will Help

Working with data hasn’t gotten any easier since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May. While the European Union’s new regulation has put powerful enforcement mechanisms into place for the people who live there, there’s no simple answer for those outside the EU. Complicating things even…

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Digital Civil Society Around the World

This post is part of a series of excerpts from Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2018, the ninth annual industry forecast from Lucy Bernholz. Read the entire Blueprint series and join the conversation on social media with #blueprint2018. Over the course of the year, I met with people in…

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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…

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Facebook, GDPR, and Winning Back the Public Trust

Facebook has pledged its commitment to transparency, control, and accountability throughout its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) preparation process. According to Facebook’s GDPR guide, “Data protection is central to the Facebook Companies. We comply with current EU data protection law, and will comply with the GDPR.” Facebook’s preparations are supported…

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These 6 Nonprofits Are Leading on Data Privacy

Weeks ago, Lucy Bernholz alluded to an onslaught of privacy updates from providers working toward GDPR compliance. Digital Impact is following what popular web platforms are doing (and not doing) to ensure data privacy. We also think it’s helpful to see how the social sector is leading the charge. Here…

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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…

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GDPR: 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…

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Civil Society Organizations and GDPR Compliance

A report from Open Society Foundation’s Information Program looks at how the EU General Data Protection Regulation—or GDPR—has impacted non-governmental organizations. Civil Society Organizations and General Data Protection Regulation Compliance offers practical guidance based on compliance challenges, and addresses the importance of defending social sector organizations against governments and corporations…

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Data Processor or Data Controller: What Am I and Why Does It Matter?

What is a data processor, what is a data controller, and what are their duties under the GDPR? To help professionals fully understand their obligations and promote good practice, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) prepared a 20-page guidance on the differences and governance implications of the two vital roles. “As…

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Two Reasons Why the GDPR Matters Everywhere

Have you noticed an uptick of emails from companies like Slack, Google, or PayPal, announcing new privacy policies and terms and conditions? Why the sudden onslaught of updates? The answer is easy. The companies sending these notices are changing their policies to meet the requirements of the European Union’s General…

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