Data in development, human rights and HIV/AIDS

For most of my career, I have worked with sex workers, people who use drugs, and transgender people around the world, primarily in Asia, Africa, and the United States. My experience gives me keen insight into ways information and data can be helpful for NGOs. But I’ve also seen the ways information about people can […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 6 Nov 2015
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Summary of our discussion on the risks and mitigations of releasing data

On August 26th we held our second online discussion on de-identification and anonymization – this time with the formidable data scientist Sara-Jayne Terp at the helm of the discussion. The focus of this discussion was ‘Risks & Mitigations of Releasing Data’ and this blog post is a summary of what was discussed. Our fire-starter shared […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 29 Oct 2015
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Data vizualisation – links and articles

A living collection of articles and links about data visualisation – for the RDF event on Data Vis. To add resources to this list please tweet at #RDFviz! Interesting articles and debates   The Style Guide Collection – PolicyViz A collection of guides from different organizations primarily aimed at showing people in these organizations how […]

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Published on: 29 Oct 2015
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Online discussion: RDF working session on developing a data-deposit decision-making framework

We’re pleased to be working with Oxfam to host an RDF working session on developing a data-deposit decision-making framework on November 19 at 10am EST (3pm GMT). This working session is an opportunity for practitioners to share similar initiatives in opening data that they are working on in order to solicit suggestions, feedback and ideas […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 20 Oct 2015
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DataViz—The UnEmpathetic Art

Can dataviz evoke empathy? Should it even? And if so how? First post in a series towards The Responsible Data Forum on the topic of Data Visualization, Jan 2016, NYC. by Mushon Zer-Aviv (@mushon) “If I look at the mass I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” —Mother Teresa A […]

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Published on: 19 Oct 2015
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Online discussion: K-anonymity and other de-identification frameworks (an introduction)

Join us Friday, November 6 at 11am EST (4pm GMT) for an introduction to k-anonymity and other de-identification frameworks with Max Shron, founder of Polynumeral. So far in our de-identifying data discussion series, we’ve discussed de-identification basics with Mark Elliot, and risk analysis and mitigation strategies with Sara-Jayne Terp. Now we want to dive deeper […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 13 Oct 2015
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What we learned from user research on the Responsible Data in Development book

Almost a year ago, we brought together a group of people in a farmhouse outside Amsterdam to collaboratively write a book on responsible data in international development. The book, ‘Shooting your harddrive into space and other ways to practice responsible development data’ was published just a week after we met, and has been online ever […]

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Published on: 1 Oct 2015
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Retaining your ability to fight nefarious lawsuits through smart data retention

Keeping data after projects end often involves spending time and effort to comply with legal requirements and archiving rules. Why does it matter? Imagine this scenario: A human rights organization is collecting information about human rights abuses by the local government. The government hears about their work and wants to stop it. Rather than attack […]

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Published on: 30 Sep 2015
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Oxfam confirmed as RDF partner

As Oxfam publishes our Responsible Data Policy, today we are also proud to announce Oxfam’s commitment to being an official Responsible Data Forum (RDF) partner. Here, I share how being part of the RDF and related discussions impacted the journey to get to our new policy and to develop support for staff. You can read […]

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Published on: 27 Aug 2015
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Discussion on the risks and mitigations of releasing data

Join us  Wednesday, August 26 at 10am EDT to discuss the risks and mitigations of releasing data. Sara-Jayne Terp, Data Scientist at Thoughtworks, and formerly Director of Data Projects at Ushahidi, will serve as the fire-starter and facilitator for this discussion. This discussion is part of a series on de-identification. Our first discussion was an […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 13 Aug 2015
Discussion: 2 Comments