PACS news / August 21, 2018

Lucy Bernholz: NFPs Face Critical Crossroads in an Age of Data

Lucy Bernholz, director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, is featured in Generosity Magazine with a piece on the risks of digital data management for nonprofit organizations. She argues that civil society may hold the potential solution to alleviate the burden. 

The digital age has made the work of nonprofits tremendously efficient, as collecting and sharing is only a click away on the share settings of any document. However, does the ease of accessibility endanger vulnerable populations whose sensitive information is widely available on online platforms or services? Bernholz predicts that free flowing data may harm the original efforts of nonprofits to protect such people. Read more about her suggestions for preventing such a crisis and improving the general understanding of data flow here.