Two months ago, our own 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 here. We also think it’s helpful to see how the social sector is leading the charge. Here are six nonprofits we’ve noticed in recent weeks.
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
The Engine Room
The Engine Room’s “privacy and responsible data” policy includes a primer on responsible data practice and a detailed list of services the organization uses, along with in-depth descriptions of its communications and research practices. The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman recently described GDPR as “a promising step in the direction of taking a rights-based approach to working with data.”
Internet Society, which promotes the development of the internet as “a resource to enrich people’s lives and a force for good in society,” applies a set of principles to its use of “personal” and “anonymous” data collected from readers and site visitors. Effective in April, its updated privacy statement covers emails, payment information, social media, cookies, cross-border transfers, and more.
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