Many nonprofits engage in e-commerce on their websites, store and transfer personal data and collect information from their constituencies such as donors, volunteers, and email subscribers through their digital channels. To that end, these organizations collect and store sensitive personal information that is protected by law as confidential. When there is a data breach, that poses a risk for the individuals whose data was disclosed, and for the nonprofit that will now potentially be subject to liability for the breach. This resource provides guidance for organizations on securing their data.
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