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Information about protecting personal data, fighting back against scam artists that target non-profit groups, and other practical tips for your organization.


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Does your company keep sensitive data — Social Security numbers, credit reports, account numbers, health records, or business secrets? If so, then you’ve probably instituted safeguards to protect that information. Your information security plans also should cover the digital copiers your company uses. If the data on your copiers gets into the wrong hands, it could lead to fraud and identity theft.

Online charitable giving portals must ensure that their efforts to provide more giving options do not inadvertently create donor confusion or violate advertising law principles. Here’s some guidance on how to do that.

Most businesses collect and store sensitive information about their employees and customers. If you use Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing software in your business, consider the security implications and minimize the risks associated with it.

Los portales de donaciones caritativas en línea deben tomar las medidas necesarias para garantizar que sus esfuerzos para brindar más opciones para hacer contribuciones no creen confusión inadvertidamente entre los donantes ni infrinjan los principios legales de la publicidad. A continuación algunas pautas de orientación para cumplir estos objetivos.

Is your nonprofit group planning a fundraising campaign? Before hiring a professional fundraising company, investigate thoroughly. Inappropriate behavior by a fundraiser can result in negative publicity for your organization – and possible legal action.

Como líder de negocios dentro de su comunidad, es posible que le pidan que apoye a organizaciones de caridad locales o nacionales. Establezca una norma en su negocio para que todo aquel que le pida ayuda para recaudar fondos le entregue información básica sobre la organización de caridad y el recaudador. Puede usar este formulario de solicitud de organizaciones de caridad.

Ten practical lessons businesses can learn from the FTC's 50+ data security settlements.

As a business leader in your community, you may be asked to support local or national charities. Supporting a charity can be a great thing to do, but before you give your time, money, or your business’s name, make sure the request isn’t a scam. Make it a policy to get anyone asking for fundraising help to give you basic information about the charity and the fundraiser. You can use this Charity Request Form

When you use consumer reports to make employment decisions like hiring, promotion, reassignment, and retention, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires you to take important compliance steps. Find out more about keeping your company within the law.