What Does GDPR and CCPA Mean to Faith Based Organizations?

Do you wonder why websites now give you the option to accept, decline or even read their privacy polices?  The answer is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR.)   This Regulation expands the rights of EU citizens regarding their personally identifiable information (PII), forever changing how PII is used and stored by organizations. For example, the Court of European Justice (CJEU) ruled that internet companies, such as Facebook and Twitter can no longer use ad-tracking (implied) consent cookie policies. Rather, they now must offer active consent cookie policies. Due to the proliferation of cloud computing technologies and mobile applications, GDPR set certain precedents for its…

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In Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations We Trust?

President Obama issued Executive Order (E.O.) C.F.R. 13691 to promote private sector cybersecurity information sharing. See  Executive Order No. 13691  For over 1 million faith-based and nonprofit organizations exist in the Unite States alone.  See NonprofitDirectory In 2018 Faith-based Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations, ISAO emerged to help these organizations improve their cyber security posture.  Websites, such as,  faithbased-isao.org, exist to help their members analyze and share data about threats and risks.  They offer best practices and training.  They can also serve as a focal point for legislative initiatives. Many FB organizations remain hesitant about participating in ISAOs.   Reasons include. Deference. Many FB organizations form media and technology…

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