All about Structural Privacy

It is buzzing, also with our clients, the new GDPR. Finally serious notes concerning our sensitive, personal, data. And surely the media is HOT! On the spot, more and more “incidents” come up, like the scandalous Grindr  incident.

Dutch Passport data, Open and Wide on the WWW, where FedEx are willing to close this gate made by Bongo Servers, under supervision by Kromtech. You follow? An Incident? Likely.

Definitely no incidents; those are the organisations who trust their sensitive data to cloud-base solutions, like Microsoft.

And when you read this you will rethink these cloud solutions over, again. And that is all about Structural Privacy,  to safeguard your own ideals and your organisational mission to harbor your sensitive data.

Free but a hassle

Recently we facilitated a workshop at CiviCamp Brussels and, we received a lot of feedback on CiviCRM!

A reoccurring complaint was that CiviCRM didn't work properly, and after questioning, we found out that people struggled with keeping their system and procedures up to date. We encounter these types of problems more with open source software implementations.

On the system level: because Civi is FOSS user often just got the software installed by an administrator and started working with it. This is good, a quick-start and learn, but not without risks. Often, the organisation applying for Civi didn't calculated in maintenance cost and or appointed a person responsible to keep the system fresh.

On procedure level: because the cost of running an open source CRM system is relatively low, the decision of implementation is quickly done and not guided by an expert on the process level. How do you keep your data input clean? How do you divide your different constituents in user types? How do you prevent duplicates and generate full record?

At Enabl.ist we can help you not only with system and procedural levels but also with hosting.

The benefit of open source with the comfort of a service


The strength of Open Source Technology in Elections

International IDEA published a very useful raport The Use of Open Source Technology in Elections highlighting the benefits of using open source technologie. The nature of open source could contribute to increased transparency in the electoral process and consequently greater trust in the election process and its results.

Open Source = Trust

Tweet: @DECODE < Citizens can control their own data!


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Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Online

It is wonderful to read in our favorite magazine Wired how the sub-reddit ChangeMyView showcases as an example as Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Online. Especially because ChangeMyView founder Kal Turnbull was one of our selected speaker at the 2017 session of Innovating Democracy

https://www.wired.com/story/free-speech-issue-reddit-change-my-view/

https://changemyview.net/

https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/

https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/wiki/podcast

We love experimenting

Welcome to our new site it is not quite finished yet but it is never to early to start. For the nerds: this website started as a experiment our front-end (theme) is based on Foxhound.

The React-based theme is the first to use the REST API endpoints included in WordPress 4.7. So a java script front-end with a WordPress .php back-end that will say quicker load with less bloat. Normally with a php theme all the front-end page loading will be done on the site server. With a java script front-end all the front-end page loading will be done on your machine side, which results in a quicker page load.