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Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 10, 2018

Beyond GDPR: Where Data Privacy Compliance Goes Next

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 10, 2018

A 2018 defined in the IT department by lots of chatter about GDPR compliance helped create an important and lasting conversation about protecting the privacy of members’ data, panelists at the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo stated last week.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 21, 2018

Six Months In, GDPR Compliance Concerns Linger

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 21, 2018

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation remains a difficult-to-grasp wild card for many organizations, with compliance concerns still top of mind. In one recent study, some organizations said full compliance might be impossible.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 4, 2018

What’s Changed for Associations and Members Post-GDPR?

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 4, 2018

It’s been more than three months since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect. So, what’s changed so far for associations? Here are three ways GDPR is reshaping organizations and the member experience.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 18, 2018

How Bad Was GDPR’s Impact on Email?

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 18, 2018

According to one estimate, nearly a quarter of email recipients unsubscribed in response to those GDPR privacy disclosure emails marketers sent at the end of last month.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 14, 2018

Cloud Provider Group Gives Members GDPR Guidance, Help

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 14, 2018

MSPAlliance launched a series of offerings recently related to the General Data Protection Regulation, with the goal of giving its member base of cloud and managed service providers a framework for a set of rules that will acutely affect their business.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 29, 2018

Associations React, Advocate as GDPR Takes Effect

Technology by Ernie Smith May 29, 2018

As Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation took effect on Friday, associations found themselves advising members, advocating—and, in one case, assessing the big changes it’s created for their industry. Sick of hearing about the General Data Protection Regulation yet? Well, now that GDPR has taken effect, it’s only getting started. And it’s raising questions for organizations […]

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 22, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Not Ready for GDPR? Same as Everyone Else

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 22, 2018

Most organizations are still unprepared for GDPR, even with the deadline drawing close. Find out what is standing in their way. Also: A Chicago municipal agency auctions off a contemporary painting for $21 million.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 18, 2018

The Bright Side of GDPR: Better Data Practices Build Trust

Technology by Ernie Smith May 18, 2018

A new report from the Enterprise Data Management Council makes the case that strong data management practices due to the General Data Protection Regulation could have effects beyond simply meeting the EU's rule.

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 10, 2018

Thursday Buzz: What GDPR Means For Social Marketers

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 10, 2018

The impending GDPR means you may need to make a few changes to your social media tactics. Also: Making the business case for new tech projects.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2018

Reports Suggest Many Organizations Aren’t Ready for GDPR

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation a month away from taking effect, two studies seem to suggest that plenty of organizations are unaware of the impact the regulation will have—or are freaking out about not being ready in time for the European Union’s rules.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 19, 2018

How GDPR Could Complicate a Key Online Service

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 19, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation, designed to increase privacy of users online, could have a painful side effect for ICANN, which manages the internet’s domain names. The reason? A database it manages—WHOIS, one fundamental to the way the internet works—does not comply with GDPR.

Technology by Mark Athitakis Apr 4, 2018

IT Group Releases Free GDPR Preparedness Tool

Technology by Mark Athitakis Apr 4, 2018

ISACA’s GDPR assessment is one part of a broader strategy to get tech professionals of all types ready for new privacy regulations that start next month.

Technology by Tim Ebner Apr 1, 2018

Countdown To GDPR: What Associations Should Know

Technology by Tim Ebner Apr 1, 2018

May 25 is the looming deadline for organizations to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and many are not prepared for this fundamental shift in how personal consumer information must be processed and secured. Ready or not, enforcement is coming. Here’s what you need to know as May approaches, especially if you’re behind the curve.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2018

Could Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Saga Sharpen GDPR?

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2018

Lots of work is being put in by companies looking to get ahead of the European Union’s privacy regulations, but the road may be just a little bit harder now that we have a popular, widely known example of data privacy gone wrong.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 7, 2018

4 Data Issues to Act on Now, as GDPR Looms

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 7, 2018

Official enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, imposing new requirements for how organizations process and maintain personal data, is less than three months away. At a recent event for association professionals, experts pinpointed four key member data issues to address now.

Technology by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2018

Data Nugget: Ready for GDPR?

Technology by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2018

Not too many business leaders feel prepared for the potential impacts of the European Union's privacy regulations.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 24, 2019

Gartner: Leaders on Edge About Complying With Privacy Regulations

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 24, 2019

With privacy regulations on the rise at the national, state, and global levels, many organizations—along with their chief privacy officers—are sweating the potential compliance impact, Gartner finds.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2019

Ad Industry Groups Band Together in Support of Federal Privacy Laws

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2019

Three major ad industry groups are taking part in Privacy for America, an initiative pushing for stronger federal privacy laws. Such legislation would preempt a California law that passed last year.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 8, 2019

Don’t Let Your Tech Resiliency Fall by the Wayside

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 8, 2019

A recent report found that many IT departments have struggled to prioritize upkeep, with innovation often winning out. Letting tech resiliency efforts lose steam, though, is a recipe for disaster.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 18, 2019

Turn Better Data Security Into a Strategic Advantage

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 18, 2019

In the age of personalization, how much is too much? Giving your members more control over their privacy—and making that clear to them—could be a big strategic win for your association.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 1, 2019

Email Report: Technical Growth, Interactives Picking Up

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 1, 2019

Litmus’ 2019 State of Email report highlights the issues to watch out for (including Google AMP’s email variant) and trends to follow in email this year. Here are the highlights.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 1, 2019

Meetings Memo: Driven for Data

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 1, 2019

A flood of event data is both an opportunity and a challenge.

Technology by Chris Vest, CAE Jan 22, 2019

Nonprofit Alliance Seeks Amendment to California Data Privacy Law

Technology by Chris Vest, CAE Jan 22, 2019

Nonprofits are concerned about negative effects that could come from a new California law regulating how organizations collect and use personal data. The Nonprofit Alliance is looking to amend the law and pressing for "carefully crafted" federal privacy legislation.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 26, 2018

The Other EU Tech Battle Worth Watching

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 26, 2018

After a year that was defined by the General Data Protection Regulation, another proposed shift in European Union law, involving the way copyright is regulated online, could create brand-new challenges for associations with interests in the region. Here’s what you need to know.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Nov 21, 2018

Daily Buzz: Protect Event Data

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Nov 21, 2018

Struggling with event data management? Research shows 4 out of 5 associations are, too. Also: ways to make your meeting more sustainable.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 13, 2018

Momentum Picks Up for Federal Data Privacy Protection

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 13, 2018

With a tough California law soon to take effect and a new Congress heading to DC, associations are making their case that the federal government should step in with new rules for data privacy and, potentially, new legislation.

Technology by Tim Ebner Oct 15, 2018

Tech Memo: Rise of the DPO

Technology by Tim Ebner Oct 15, 2018

GDPR ushers in the data protection officer. Here’s why that role is becoming necessary for many organizations.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 10, 2018

Google+ and the Problem of Letting Dormant Platforms Linger

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 10, 2018

Google was stuck with a major security crisis as a direct result of letting its little-used Google+ platform stick around. For associations, the situation highlights the risks of failing to sunset a platform that has fallen into disuse.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 18, 2018

What Keeps Risk Professionals Up at Night? The Cloud.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 18, 2018

The most recent version of Gartner’s Emerging Risks Report finds that top senior executives in risk management roles say that the quickly developing reliance on cloud computing is making them nervous.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 17, 2018

Don’t Fool Your Members With “Dark Patterns”

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 17, 2018

Online marketers have increasingly come to embrace user interface strategies that are specifically engineered to encourage a certain kind of response, a concept known as “dark patterns.” Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you should.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 10, 2018

4 Ways to Re-Embrace SEO in Your Marketing Strategy

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 10, 2018

With the negative press and declining fortunes of social media suggesting that another path is needed for content marketers, one route that’s emerging is a not-so-dusty throwback: search engine optimization, or SEO. Here’s an SEO refresher.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 5, 2018

The “Creepy” Factor: When Personalization Goes Too Far

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 5, 2018

Recent research suggests that consumers are becoming more concerned about the “creepy” aspects of personalization—even though evidence is prevalent that personalization works. How can you balance those concerns?

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 30, 2018

Pushback on California Privacy Law Picks Up

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 30, 2018

California’s new data privacy law, in the mold of Europe’s GDPR, is leading the tech and advertising industries to push for federal legislation that would standardize the rules—and soften some of the California law’s requirements.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 6, 2018

What’s on the Minds of Meeting Planners?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 6, 2018

A recent poll from Teneo Hospitality Group reveals that there are a lot of things keeping meeting planners up at night. The top six run cover everything from technology capabilities to data security and dietary requirements.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 3, 2018

Email Marketing and the Problem of Too Much Choice

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 3, 2018

The good news is that there are so many email marketing providers out there that you could probably find one to cover absolutely anything you can think of. The bad news? You have to choose one, and without doing your research, that choice can be crippling.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 29, 2018

California Fast-Tracks Data Privacy Legislation Into Law

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 29, 2018

A month after GDPR took effect, the state passed the country’s strongest data protection rules this week in an effort to stop an even stricter ballot measure from being put in front of voters. Trade groups were nonetheless critical of the move, saying a federal law is preferable.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 13, 2018

For Better Online Engagement, Go Where Your Young Members Go

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 13, 2018

A new survey from Pew Research Center indicates that young people use online platforms very differently than they did just a few years ago. Here are a few examples from associations that have made changes to their digital strategy, embracing Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram to recruit and engage younger members.

Technology by Julie Shoop Jun 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: Why Another Tech Issue?

Technology by Julie Shoop Jun 1, 2018

Even though tech is everywhere these days, it’s still an important topic to focus on for associations.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 29, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Write Meaningful Metaphors

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 29, 2018

Metaphors can be useful communication tool, including for nonprofits. Here’s how to use them to convey your organization’s mission effectively. Also: Amanda Kaiser recommends thinking about your group’s approachability.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 23, 2018

Put Small Data to Work for Your Members

Membership by Tim Ebner May 23, 2018

Big data holds big promises—including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the blockchain—you may not be quite ready for that leap into the future. You can still put your data to work by focusing on small-data projects that immediately improve the member experience.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 22, 2018

The Other Type of Tech Audit You Need to Worry About

Technology by Ernie Smith May 22, 2018

GDPR has a lot of organizations worried about what might happen if the EU takes notice of them. It’s not the only audit-related headache out there, however—major software vendors like Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle have recently been on the lookout for firms that aren’t properly licensed. Here’s what you should know.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 16, 2018

Spoofing and Scamming: Are Your Members Next?

Membership by Tim Ebner May 16, 2018

As cyber threats become more varied and sophisticated, attackers may try to scam your members---and they may pose as you to do it. Here are some precautionary steps to take.

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 7, 2018

Monday Buzz: Why Leaders Should Be Tech Literate

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 7, 2018

TechCrunch’s editorial manager makes the case that technology literacy is a must for effective leadership today. Also: Six rules for better communication.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 1, 2018

The Importance of Digital Preservation

Technology by Ernie Smith May 1, 2018

As a recent saga involving a well-known journalist and the Internet Archive showed, we probably don’t talk about digital preservation as much as we should. Perhaps now’s a good time to reintroduce the conversation—and the associations and nonprofits that make it happen.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 24, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Preventing No-Shows

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 24, 2018

No-shows are common, but there are a few things event professionals can do to minimize them. Also: Learn the truth about these common GDPR misconceptions.

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 9, 2018

Monday Buzz: Let’s Get Newtonian With Engagement

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 9, 2018

One member engagement expert applies three of the most famous scientific laws to everyone’s favorite topic. Also: A few suggestions on how to pass the CAE Exam.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 3, 2018

Does Your Email Marketing Program Deliver?

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 3, 2018

Nonprofits say that email deliverability is a key thing for them, but a lot of that depends on your list. A few ways to keep your list in tip-top shape include making lists easy to unsubscribe from, doing the occasional purge of disengaged users, and—of course—keeping out the spam.

Technology by Tim Ebner Apr 1, 2018

Your Privacy Notice Checklist

Technology by Tim Ebner Apr 1, 2018

Many organizations are updating their privacy notices before GDPR enforcement begins May 25. The Trust Bridge created this eight-point checklist for establishing transparency and consent with individuals.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2018

Attorneys General to Zuckerberg: We Want Answers on User Privacy

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2018

The National Association of Attorneys General called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to respond to questions related to the company’s role in Cambridge Analytica’s apparent theft of user data. The letter comes amid word that Zuckerberg is planning to testify to Congress.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 27, 2018

What You Should Know About the Cookie’s Crumble

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 27, 2018

One of the most fundamental tracking tools of the internet era, the browser cookie, is starting to fall out of fashion, and it’s going to change the way marketers work online. Here’s why.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 2, 2018

Tough Headwinds for Personalization in 2018

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 2, 2018

As the ability to personalize member experiences matures, we’re going to see many conversations about how organizations use such data in 2018—conversations being brought on in part by the European Union's forthcoming GDPR data management requirements. An upfront strategy will do your organization well.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 10, 2017

The Hardest Part of a Major Security Breach? Disclosing It

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 10, 2017

The Equifax breach last month was made worse by the fact that it took the company more than a month to disclose it to the public. Your organization, if it ever runs into an issue like this, will need to be faster—in part because of law changes globally.

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

Friday Buzz: How EU Data Rules Could Shake Up Member Communications

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

An analyst lays out how the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation could create some headaches for membership-based organizations. Also: Insights from a big association-space merger.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 10, 2016

Privacy Group Works to Prepare Members for New EU Regulations

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 10, 2016

The International Association of Privacy Professionals, which says that many corporations are working to implement the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation before a 2018 deadline, recently released a tool to help ease compliance efforts.

Technology by Patrick deHahn May 2, 2016

IT Group: New EU Data Protection Rules Could Affect You

Technology by Patrick deHahn May 2, 2016

Even if your organization isn't based in Europe, you may need to plan for the European Union's latest rules on data protection and privacy. The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers is sounding the alarm for IT departments around the world.