Data and security breaches are only becoming more common. In the past few years, Equifax admitted that 147 million of its accounts had been exposed, and Marriott reported that the data of roughly 500 million guests had been compromised — and that’s only to name a few. Philanthropy is not immune to these attacks. After […]Read More Security Will Continue To Put Philanthropy At Risk — Here’s What You Can Do
As the saying goes “Data Is the New Oil” and charities and non-profits certainly hold a lot of valuable data. We collect contact details, build up donor giving histories, process payments, build up donor and prospect profiles and gain insights into very personal and sensitive information. And we do this for a vast number of individuals, […]Read More Data Security in Philanthropy
On 26 January 2021, the Dutch government unanimously approved two amendments to the proposed Telecommunications Act, softening the rules for charities in contrast with legislation for businesses. The former proposal for the Dutch Telecommunications Act restricted organisations from contacting individuals who have not opted in for marketing calls unless they have a financial relationship as customers or, in the […]Read More Landmark ruling eases telemarketing laws for Dutch charities
The right CDO can help firms reap the benefits of data-informed decision-making. Companies are doing more than paying lip service to data-driven decision-making these days; many have added a chief data officer to their already crowded executive ranks. But the question remains whether this once obscure position can deliver enough business value to justify its […]Read More Making the business case for a chief data officer
The number of connected devices has expanded rapidly in recent years, as mobile phones, telematics devices, IoT sensors, and more have gained widespread adoption. At the same time, big data analytics has come of age. The deluge of new data has combined with an increased need for analyzing and exploiting that information to create an […]Read More Data Governance: 5 Best Practices for Data Governance
Over the last few years, organisations of all kinds have experienced a significant change in the information security landscape. New data privacy regulations require increased compliance and diligence, with major penalties. These pressures weigh even more heavily on charities, who have a legal and ethical duty to do everything in their power to protect sensitive […]Read More Why Risk Management Solutions Are The Future Of Charity Cyber Security
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“the Agreement”) between the EU and the UK contains good news for data protection practitioners. The free flow of data between the EEA and the UK can continue after the end of 2020. This is extremely welcome. Recent research showed that the cost of having to put in place alternative transfer […]Read More EU-UK data flows, adequacy and regulatory changes from 1st January 2021
It’s important to be aware of data protection legislation across the globe so that non-profits are familiar with requirements. If nothing else, these requirements tend to become the norm and therefore shape the expectations of your donors and supporters. The CCPA applies to “businesses.” The Act defines that term to include any legal entity (e.g., […]Read More Does the CCPA apply to non-profits?
The California Consumer Privacy Act will effectively be the US national data privacy standard for consumer business and brands when it takes effect on January 1, 2020. (Although enforcement by the California attorney general has been delayed until June 2020, individual and class-action law suits may begin immediately.) As of this writing, that’s precisely 12 […]Read More Attention marketers: in 12 weeks, the CCPA will be the national data privacy standard. Here’s why.