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Privacy 24 May 2018

Podcast: Talking Data Privacy and GDPR with Todd M. Tolbert

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector of Web Strategy

Let’s raise the bar on data privacy and make the Internet safer.”  With the imminent arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this was one of the points raised by Todd M. Tolbert, our Chief Administrative Officer, in an episode of the Non-Profit Tech Podcast published yesterday. Hosted by fusionSpan’s Justin Burniske, the 35-minute episode covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • the difference between data privacy and data protection
  • Todd’s thinking about the value the GDPR brings in terms of thinking about data
  • mistakes organizations make with regard to handling their data
  • resources for organizations to do more
  • how you can’t be liable for data that you don’t have in the first place
  • asking the question… do you really need to keep those 700 email addresses that no longer work?

And, of course, Todd being who he is, there were some Texan things mixed in to the conversation as well. I very much enjoyed the episode and found it a useful contribution to the ongoing privacy discussions that tomorrow’s GDPR deadline has generated.

Some of the resources Todd shared included:

I would also encourage you to view our articles and resources related to privacy.

You can listen to the podcast:


Download mp3

You can also visit the podcast page – or download it in your favorite podcast app.

FYI, as Todd as written previously, he’s been leading our efforts on GDPR compliance, and also serves as our Data Privacy Officer (DPO).

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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