Patrick Meier and his research team at the Humanitarian UAV Network have compiled a list of fears and concerns expressed by humanitarians and others on the use of UAVs in humanitarian settings.
The Big Boulder Initiative, a non-profit organisation that seeks to establish standards for social media companies, has recently published a Code of Ethics & Standards, which it describes as ‘a starting point for articulating and honoring the most ethical business practices surrounding social data and its use for organisations.’
In the UK parliament, the House of Commons’ Select Committee on Science and Technology has been conducting an enquiry into social media platforms and other organisations’ collection and use of data.
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?
Kate Chapman, Brooke Simons and Patrick Meier have drafted a code of conduct for digital crowd-sourcing projects in the humanitarian, development and human rights spaces, setting out a list of things that any organization that launches a digital crowdsourcing project must and should do.
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.
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.
How targeted digital attacks put data at risk – and what funders, organisations and tech companies can do about it
Citizen Lab has just published a detailed study of how targeted digital threats affected 10 civil society organisations over a four-year period.
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 […]
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 […]