Photos are data too

If you take a photo of someone for a project, have you explained how the image will be used in future? How will you ensure that everyone within your organisation uses that photo in the right way?

This can help you with: Managing data
Issue areas: Informed consent
Published on: 4 Dec 2014
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Data & Society Fellowships for 2015

Data & Society is looking to assemble its 2015 class of fellows. The fellowship program brings together a network of researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals, who would have partial residence in Manhattan.

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 17 Nov 2014

Protecting data owners: A call to action; a cry for help; a request for comment

Ushahidi’s Zack Halloran has written a blog calling all ‘Privacy Wonks, Process Experts, Computational Linguists, Data Detectives, M&E Pros, Veteran Activists and Hackers of all stripes’ to work together to protect data owners’ privacy rights and safety.

Published on: 17 Nov 2014
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Keeping the #RDFbuda energy buzzing

There was some serious responsible data energy produced in Budapest this week! It’s 2:15am but I’m still buzzing. Thanks so much @engnroom & @aspirationtech for three amazing days at #RDFbuda — max richman (@richmanmax) October 2, 2014 Aspiration led the RDF Responsible Resource Sprint at the home of Open Society Archives. In many ways this […]

This can help you with: Awareness-RaisingGetting DataManaging dataResponding to crisisSharing Data
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Published on: 3 Oct 2014
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The Big Picture: Key Milestones and Questions for Ethical Data Projects

Last week, Christopher and Kristin participated in the Ethics of Data in Civil Society workshop hosted by Stanford PACS’s Digital Civil Society Lab (you can catch some of the action using the Twitter hashtag #EoD14). This participatory workshop, facilitated by Aspiration (Gunner and Misty), brought together leaders from fields of research, humanitarian, ethics, civil society and the […]

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Published on: 25 Sep 2014
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Modeling Consent Policies for Civil Society Data

Warning: this is a blogpost for the especially interested or very particular type of geek. It goes deep into the weeds, in order to suggest how civil society organizations should determine appropriate content for consent policies.   There are a number of thorny ethical issues that accompany data’s tremendous potential for civil society, and consent […]

This can help you with: Getting Data
Issue areas: Informed consent
Published on: 24 Sep 2014
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Responsible Data Forum on Private Sector Data Sharing

This post is crossposted at Global Pulse and Data & Society Research Institute. On July 24th, approximately 30 experts from private sector, academia, civil society, law, and philanthropy convened in New York for a Responsible Data Forum on the topic of private sector data sharing for the public good. The topic of “data philanthropy” is ripe for exploration and interrogation, […]

This can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacyInformed consent
Published on: 25 Aug 2014
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Liveblog: Responsible Data Forum on Hosting

Today we’re pleased to be holding a Responsible Data Forum on Hosting at the offices of our friends at Greenhost and Free Press Unlimited in Amsterdam. This Forum – co-hosted by Huridocs, Greenhost and the engine room – will cover issues related to responsible web hosting for advocacy data. We’ll be updating this liveblog throughout […]

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Published on: 14 May 2014
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