Frameworks for responsible ICT innovation and research

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 […]

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Published on: 16 Jan 2015
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De-identifying data: an introduction for advocacy organisations

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 […]

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Published on: 16 Jan 2015
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Developing an Organisational Policy for Responsible Data

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 […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 9 Jan 2015
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We’re hiring a responsible data program manager

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 […]

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Published on: 7 Jan 2015
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How can humanitarian organisations share mobile metadata in privacy-conscious ways?

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.

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
Published on: 19 Dec 2014
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Draft code of ethics and standards for social data

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.’

Published on: 8 Dec 2014
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