When the European General Data Protection Regulation went into effect this past May, I’d hazard a guess that a majority of the medium-to-largest charitable organizations in the UK and Europe were on the motorway to compliance if not already there.
Here in the United States, not so much. The folks at most of the very large nonprofits that I spoke with were somewhere on the compliance road, but the medium-to-small nonprofits were either unaware of the regulation, uncomfortable about their compliance, or uneasily going with the plan that GDPR didn’t apply to them.
There’s a new law in town
Any feelings of privacy-law-compliance comfort that database administrators may have had is about to change. A new privacy law was passed in California this summer that will ripple across the country in 2020. It will affect companies and nonprofits nationally – and internationally. [Read more…]