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Consumer Protection Data Privacy & Security Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Digitization Planning Digitization Risks & Barriers FinTech Gender Project Implementation Risk Management

DSG Toolkit: Data Privacy and Security

Published by
Lauren Hendricks, Dennis Mello, Paulina (Paula) Rudnicka
2022
Global Communities, Women for Women International
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This tool is designed to help DSG implementers ask technology providers the right questions about their data security policies and protocols, with the goal of protecting the data privacy rights of DSG members.  

Digital solution providers (e.g., fintech companies) are de facto custodians of group and member data, which can be prone to hacking, manipulation and cyber-attacks if appropriate protocols for data collection, storage, processing, use, transfer, alternation, disclosure or deletion are not in place. Implementing organizations must understand these risks and data protection measures must be integrated into a digital solution’s architecture before introducing it to savings groups.  

This tool is a part of the Digital Savings Group (DSG) Toolkit: Tools to Support Safe and Gender-responsive Digitization of Savings Groups. It can be used individually or as a complete set, depending upon the needs of the implementer.  

The tool is accompanied by an introductory video, which provides guidance on how to use it.

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