The following is an excerpt from an article originally published on ssir.org.
Social sector organizations are increasingly under pressure to protect the privacy and security of their data. How should they examine their data governance practices to align with the demands of governments, their constituents, and their mission?
Lucy Bernholz, a senior research scholar at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, explored this topic at SSIR’s Data on Purpose conference. She was joined by Alix Dunn, executive director and co-founder of The Engine Room, a nonprofit that helps activists and other organizations make the most of data and technology to increase their impact, and Amy O’Donnell, the information communications technology program lead at Oxfam.
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