The Transformative Storytelling for Social Change project is an online handbook for organisations that use visual storytelling methods in advocacy, which includes a section on how to record stories ethically.
Mobile phone data has already been used to predict population displacement in crises, and there are a range of other potential applications for humanitarian organisations. However, using this data comes with risks.
The Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT project is a three-year effort to investigate how to conduct ICT research in general in a responsible manner, funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Many of the issues discussed and resources provided are relevant to concerns expressed in Responsible Data Forum events. The project has three […]
It seems like there has been a lot of questions amongst the members of the Responsible Data listserv on issues related to de-identification, including when we should do it and what the potential risks and harms may be. Therefore, we are coordinating an online discussion on De-identifying data: an introduction for advocacy organisations on Friday, June […]
While applications of data have the potential to enable organisations like Oxfam to be more needs-driven and responsive, data also has the capability to put communities at risk if the related processes are not responsibly designed or managed. Adopting meaningful approaches to data security and ethical methodology is not a new effort within Oxfam, or […]
Care about ethics, privacy and security? Seen too many projects use tech without realizing what might go wrong? Want to help activists and human rights organizations be smart about using technology and avoid doing harm? Want to wrestle with difficult concepts like “informed consent” and figure out what they mean in real life? If you […]
As part of Brookings’ Issues in Technology Innovation series, Cameron F Kerry, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye and Jake Kendall published a paper arguing for a more nuanced approach in protecting privacy related to mobile data, and building a case for special exceptions where data may be used for significant public good or to avoid serious harm to people.
J. Nathan Mathias at the MIT Symposium on Gender and Technology has prepared a practical guide to methods of identifying gender in large datasets and the ethical considerations that accompany them.
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.’