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570 – How Private Is Your Data?

This week on WELSTech we continue our discussion of data privacy with a technical look at collecting, sharing and deleting data…as well as encrypting it wherever it may be. There is a new Facebook Group for WELS Teachers interested in tech tools. Finally, Martin shares a great grammar checking Chrome plugin that may take your writing to the next level.

The discussion:

Do you know where your data is? – Martin shares information he’s learned regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect in May and how data protection and privacy just got a lot more important. Challenge #1 is actually finding all the places your data may live. Download his PowerPoint slide deck to review and share locally.

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Koine Worship Media gets us in the Reformation spirit with A Mighty Fortress is Our God with Musical Notation. Great for personal or family singalongs.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 571 – WELS Campus Ministry will be featured next week as new technical tools are available to help students get and stay connected.  Release date: Wednesday, October 17.

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569 – Getting Excited About Policies

This week on WELSTech you’ll learn about the three types of tech-related policies that are important for churches and schools in light of recent regulations. WELS Congregational Services has prepared resources to support your Christmas outreach efforts, plus the WELSTech community buzz includes free stock video.

The discussion:

Policy is job one – Martin shares information he’s learned regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect in May and why churches and schools should be paying attention to their privacy and security policies. Download his PowerPoint slide deck to review and share locally.

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C18 Resources – The synod-wide program to reach one million souls this Christmas

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Learn more about Amazon Go and what our future cashier-less shopping experience may be like.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 570 – The information security discussion continues with a focus on notification, encryption, and forms. Release date: Wednesday, October 10.

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