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About Internet Society 18 August 2017

Announcing our updated Privacy Policy

Today we published a new Privacy Policy covering usage of our web sites as well as our collecting and maintaining Personal Data of our members, attendees to our events and subscribers of our various communications.

Over the last nine months, a small focused team of Internet Society (ISOC) Staff and our General Counsel have been discussing the need of ISOC to collect Personal Data (PD) while maintaining our commitment to privacy and adherence to numerous privacy laws around the world. We had already taken major steps to meet aspects of some laws (CAN SPAM and CASL most notably). During this time, the European Union contemplated and removed the Safe Harbor agreements and subsequently adopted the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) this year. We now believe that our Privacy Statement meets at least the minimum specifications of these requirements.

Our Privacy Statement is an example of how organizations and companies around the globe should clearly state how they use and why they collect Personal Data. We maintain our commitment to our community that data collected by the Internet Society will only be used for those reasons that we collected it. We won’t sell or rent your information, and will only share it in ways we state in the policy. At any time you may change your granting of that use or subscription to communications.

Please take a moment to read the new Privacy Policy and familiarize yourself with its contents.


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