Meeting Archive:
Data Privacy in the Post-Internet Age

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Meeting Description:
Around the globe, more rigorous data privacy regulation is the trend. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016, went into effect May 25, 2018. The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), approved June 28, 2018, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Foundations and nonprofits are uncertain about the impact these and other laws will have on their work. In addition, major technology companies’ mass migration to the “cloud” is likely to change the way civil society thinks about the ethics of data collection, data privacy, and data security. Join us as we discuss frameworks for managing data and consider the effects the regulations are likely to have on foundations and nonprofits. Hear learnings from one foundation and from the field, and consider best data practices.

Participants will learn about: 

  1. Emerging privacy laws, such as GDPR and CCPA, with an eye toward promoting good data hygiene and privacy practices that position their foundations and grantees for the future
  2. Relationships between data collection and protection practices
  3. Ethics of data collection, notably how foundations can collect the information they need while protecting those they serve
Date: Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): LaCheka Phillips, Program Manager | NGOsource
 Presenter Information
NGOsource, a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup, helps U.S. grantmakers streamline their international giving through easier equivalency determinations. NGOsource simplifies the task of evaluating whether a non-U.S. organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity — a process known as equivalency determination or ED. Our global reach, legal expertise, and standardized methodology enable a thorough, accurate analysis in compliance with IRS regulations.
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Martha Lackritz-Peltier, Associate General Counsel, TechSoup and Chief Counsel, NGOsource
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As NGOsource's chief counsel, Martha independently manages a portfolio of equivalency determination (ED) applications, including reviews, approvals, and certifications. In addition to all aspects of ED management, she works closely with NGOsource's global network to ensure a streamlined ED process by managing and responding to inquiries and training. 

Prior to joining NGOsource, Martha worked at Adler & Colvin, where she counseled nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and donors, with an emphasis on international grantmaking, advocacy, corporate governance, and charitable solicitation. Prior to this, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, interned for Nina Totenberg at NPR in Washington, D.C., lived in Vietnam under a Fulbright grant and worked as a freelance journalist. She has authored many articles and blog posts on federal tax law regulations, nonprofit compliance, and international law.

Marla Lopez, Grants Officer, Open Society Foundation
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 Marla López is currently a Grants Officer at Open Society Foundations (OSF) with over 12 years of international grants management experience.  Prior to OSF, Marla worked at Columbia University and NYU handling US Government grants and at the JPMorgan Chase Foundation managing corporate grant making. Marla is originally from Ecuador and spends most of her free time with her three small children.