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Looking back at 2016 in the Responsible Data community

As the year draws to an end, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the Responsible Data community, and to take a closer look at all the amazing things that its members have accomplished together this year. Thanks to the Responsible Data community, 2016 has been the year of stimulating dialogue, practical challenges in […]

Social media intelligence, the wayward child of open source intelligence

Would you mind if, every time you post a comment on Twitter, Facebook or another social media platform, the police logged it? I mean, it’s public – surely it’s fair game? If you think that’s OK, then maybe it’s also OK for a police officer to follow you when you walk down a busy street. […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacyInformed consentPeople’s agency & ownership
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Responsible Data and Project Design

Every year hundreds of people come together for the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) in Development Tech Conference. The MERL Tech Conference – this year hosted in Washington, D.C.— brings together practitioners, from a number of international development sectors, to exchange ideas on innovative ways to use technology to collect, analyze, and use data. My colleague, […]

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Responsible Data Concerns with Open Source Intelligence

Open source intelligence (OSINT) is based on publicly available information, both offline and online. OSINT has proven itself to be extremely valuable in a wide range of industries, from business intelligence to investigative journalism and humanitarian relief. Corporations such as Goldman Sachs use publicly sourced market and political intelligence to identify risks, while international NGOs protect their […]

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Developing and operationalizing Responsible Data Policies

  A friend reminded me earlier this month at the MERL Tech Conference that a few years ago when we brought up the need for greater attention to privacy, security and ethics when using ICTs and digital data in humanitarian and development contexts, people pointed us to Tor, encryption and specialized apps. “No, no, that’s […]

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This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.
Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines

Responsible Data Leaks and Whistleblowing

Large data breaches and leaks now regularly affect even the most seemingly well-guarded organisations and institutions. Over the past five years, a higher volume of data has been released to the public than the previous 50 years put together. This wave of leaks and breaches means that media outlets, the public, and political systems need […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.
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The Data Visualization Style Guide Collection

This resource is a collection of style guides to help individuals and groups improve their graphic literacy and create better data visualizations.

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RDF IHRFG Follow-up

Data – or facts, statistics, and information – is everywhere in the work of the funder community, from grant proposals and reports to evaluations and communications. This data has huge potential to positively impact the work of donors and grantees, as well as the broader human rights community. However, for every potential benefit there are […]

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Responsible Empathy

Should data visualization be a subjective art or an objective science? Can we find a middle ground? The Seductive Power of Dataviz Data visualizations are a powerful tool for communicating information about human rights issues to varied audiences in a clear, accessible way. After attending the Responsible Data Forum (RDF) on Data Visualization I found […]

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