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Consumer Data Protection During COVID-19 – Recorded

October 29, 2020, 8:00 am EDT - November 30, 2020, 5:00 pm EST

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As community-based organizations in the housing industry fight to improve the lives of some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, an unfortunate data breach may undermine the financial stability of the very people they have committed to serve, while exposing the organization to reputational harm and potential lawsuits.

With the onset of COVID-19, organizations across the country physically shut their doors but continued to serve their communities virtually. Many housing practitioners have been working from home, often taking highly sensitive consumer data home with them. Whether the data is on paper or on a laptop, protection of this data is not only good practice, in some states it is also the law. If an organization suffers a data breach, all 50 states require affected individuals be notified, and in some cases the State Attorney General. In a day when data breaches and cyber-crime is at an all-time high, solid data protection practices are an operational necessity.

Join NCRC in this webinar as we cover the legal and operational risks community-based organizations face in handling consumer data on and off-line. Also, learn helpful tips on how to protect consumer data and mitigate those risks.

You Will Learn:

  • What is data protection and cybersecurity and why they matter;
  • Data protection laws that affect community-based organizations;
  • Legal, operational and reputational risks of a data breach;
  • Potential effects of a data breach on housing program consumers;
  • An overview of data protection best practices for organizations and practitioners.

DISCLAIMER: This webinar is presented for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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October 29, 2020, 8:00 am EDT
November 30, 2020, 5:00 pm EST
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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