What Nonprofits Need to Know About Data Privacy

Dan Keyworth, vice president of Customer Success Modernization at Blackbaud, sits down with Dan White, principal counsel on Blackbaud’s Privacy Team, to break down the complex but important topic of data privacy for nonprofits. Learn more about the five key principles across global privacy laws that can help you develop an adaptable data privacy program.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Why do nonprofits need privacy programs?
  • What is personal data?
  • New laws and legislation
  • Identifying themes across the laws
  • Individual rights to privacy and transparency
  • Key takeaways from laws passed in Colorado specific to nonprofits
  • The Universal Opt-Out Mechanism
  • Steps you can take to put a privacy program in place

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“This whole concept of data privacy stems back from the historical view of privacy as a human right and in the digital age, that’s evolved into a focus on personal data.”

“It’s important to understand what data you’re collecting, how you’re using that data, and where you might be sharing that data. If you don’t know that, it makes complying with these laws impossible.”

“Colorado is a good place to look at for a model for privacy laws that are going to go into effect. Oregon and Delaware are following in the footsteps of Colorado’s [privacy] laws.”