Privacy by design: Keeping union digital projects data safe

What is ‘Privacy by design’?

‘Privacy by design’ is the mindset we need to adopt when designing any data collection that involves personal data. 

It’s about being proactive and thinking about the rights of individuals and how you can protect those rights by keeping their data safe. 

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A Digital Lab for the union movement

Technology is transforming pretty much every area of our economy and society. Digital is now the mainstream choice for day-to-day interactions, raising expectations and making new choices possible every day.

Adapting to this new environment is crucial for any organisation that wants to continue to exist, let alone thrive. The TUC Digital Lab aims to help unions do just that.

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Introducing Megaphone UK, the TUC’s new online campaign platform

We’re excited to be taking the next step in our work supporting unions’ online campaigns this week. Our 3 year old Going to Work campaign platform is about to transform into Megaphone UK, a revitalised campaigning platform for unions.

The platform allows for unions to start and run their own petitions and email actions, with support from the TUC digital team. It’s faster and easier than before, with unions gaining greater flexibility and control of messaging. Continue reading Introducing Megaphone UK, the TUC’s new online campaign platform

Improving online joining in unions – TUC workshop outcomes

This is a write up from a practical workshop we ran at the TUC on improving online joining processes in unions. We had 30 attendees with a broad range of staff functions including IT, comms, membership, organising and leadership, and representing 16 union organisations. Continue reading Improving online joining in unions – TUC workshop outcomes

How can we make it easier to join trade unions?

What’s the most important page on a union website? I’d suggest it’s not the home page, or even the General Secretary’s biography, but the online joining form.

In many unions, a majority of members are now joining online. But too often the forms that they use to do so are letting us down.

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