Data protection in humanitarian response


/ January 20, 2015

This guide is designed to complement existing publications that detail how to do data collection, supplementing it by incorporating protection considerations.

It offers guidelines to ensure that the collection of data performed in a humanitarian setting is socially valuable, participants are treated fairly and with dignity, and the participants’ interests are protected. These guidelines are essential when dealing with vulnerable populations such as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, who often lack effective protection from their state.

Where this comes from: This guide was produced by members of InterAction’s Protection Working Group.
Status: Completed and ready for use.
Maya Richman

About the contributor

Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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