Connect International finished the piloting of the Guide for data protection in youth organizations. Together with participants of UpDatAed project CI developed standards for organizations who care about the digital rights of their users to apply them easily and ensure safety of participants in their programs. Guide is conducted of information on what is organizational data infrastructure made of; how are the rights of internet users regulated and how to implement GDPR; how to prepare organizational Rulebook and internal procedures for data protection and all project management procedures for data collection. Piloting period helped us to test applicability of methods and standards produced on different types of youth organizations and different national contexts.
Piloting workshops for presentation of the Guide are held in number of European countries. Participants who attended these workshops gave us the valuable feedback for upgrading the parts of the Guide by including some of their inputs. This way final version of the Guide became even more in line what youth organizations needs. Participants overall impression is that this Guide is necessary for their organizations in order to focus more on protection of their participants rights and to be in line with all existing and upcoming technological and legal challenges connected to digital world.
Digital rights protection is in focus of Connect International work and this Guide is a building stone for achieving it.
The project “UpDatAed – Towards digitally safe youth organizations” is supported by European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.