The volunteer leader’s “job” is more complicated than ever. The last generation of leaders didn’t have to worry about cybersecurity or data privacy. But now, many chapters must comply with a host of new privacy regulations, like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and new state laws, like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that passed in June 2018. It’s only a matter of time before we start hearing about a new federal data privacy regulation.
With everything else on their plate, you can’t assume chapter leaders are aware of and understand these new regulations. Yes, your plate is plenty full too but chapters depend on you to keep them in the know and on the right side of the law.
In this series, we assume chapters are subsidiaries, a situation that brings more risk to National, but also supposedly provides more control. Even if your components are independent, you’ll benefit from the advice we share.
We discussed cybersecurity issues in our last post—the fourth in our series on chapters in crisis, now let’s get into data privacy.