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The Nonprofit Times features comments about the new European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect on May 25, 2018, based on the presentation "The Top Privacy and Data Security Trends and Issues for Nonprofits in 2018" by Venable partners, Kelly DeMarchis Bastide and Bob Waldman. Published on March 19, 2018, the article addressed the new regulations, which center around data privacy and transparency and what’s at stake if the new regulations are not followed.

The key recommendations that the presenters made included: seek lawfulness, fairness, and transparency with respect to the data subject; purpose limitation—collect personal data only for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes; data minimization—personal data processing must be adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed; accuracy—personal data must be accurate and up-to-date; limits on storage—personal, identifiable data should not be stored for longer than necessary; data integrity—personal data should be met with appropriate security including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction, or damage; and, accountability—data controllers should demonstrate compliance with these principles.