Friday, October 04, 2013

Pitting Data Against Donor Privacy | The NonProfit Times

Pitting Data Against Donor Privacy | The NonProfit Times: They might not be National Security Agency spies, but prospect researchers have more and easier access to data than ever. Researchers can find where you live, where you work, what you do, frequency and recency of donations, and your propensity to give, all without secret court orders or the complicity of data carriers.

“The events of (early June) make abundantly clear the need to have carefully crafted rules around the collection, use, security and disclosure of people’s personal information,” said Lisa Sotto, partner and head of the privacy and cybersecurity practice at New York City law firm Hunton & Williams. Sotto is also a board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), based in Portsmouth, N.H.

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