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Community Happenings: February 6 2018

Hi Community!
ddf32874f047b1396737da861d95420d-huge-reBlackbaud is notorious for acronyms but there are two very important ones to discuss today: TLS and GDPR. Get ready, these are some epic changes!
TLS stands for “Transport Layer Security” and is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communication applications. Per the PCI Security Standards, Blackbaud is disabling TLS v 1.0 encryption protocol on March 15, 2018.
If you’re hosted or self-hosted, we have plenty of information about the upcoming changes. Make sure to check out this Best Practices for Sharing TLS Requirements with Your Donors post. Blackbaud has also created a one stop shop for all the TLS information here.
GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and is a regulation that unifies and strengthens data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Even more importantly it addresses the export of personal data outside of the European Union. While the regulation is in effect now, the official grace period is over in May 2018 and you’ll want to be ready.
Stay up to date with the latest information from Blackbaud here in the GDPR Toolkit and here in the Community with our GDPR page.  
Now back to the Community:
Make an Appearance Stay Informed Get Involved Alright, favorite Community, that’s it for now! See you next week!
Posted by Shannon Emery on Feb 6, 2018 9:01 AM America/New_York

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Hello, when I put the FE NXT webinar into Outlook via your link, it made the ending date the 28th @ 3 pm instead of the 22nd.
  • Posted Tue 06 Feb 2018 12:09 PM EST
Thanks, James. I'm going to clarify with the event owner and get the Event updated and my blog. Thanks for keeping us honest!
  • Posted Tue 06 Feb 2018 01:36 PM EST
The Intro to FE NXT event has been updated to the 22nd! 
  • Posted Tue 06 Feb 2018 03:47 PM EST