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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 […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

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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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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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 […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

De-identifying data: an introduction for advocacy organisations (a summary of the discussion)

On Friday, June 19, 2015 we hosted an online discussion on de-identification and anonymization. This discussion was led by Mark Elliot of Manchester University and the UK Anonymisation Network and was attended by a range of practitioners and academics from international and national institutions and organisations. Mark’s presentation helpfully covered some of the basics of […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

Checklists for verifying user-generated content

The Verification Handbook is a great resource for humanitarian responders and journalists who collect user-generated content (UGC) like photos or video during emergencies. In Chapter 9, Craig Silverman and Rina Tsubaki set out a step-by-step process to verify this kind of data.

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Issue areas: Data quality

Utopian and Dystopian Theories of Change – A Template

Widely-held Opinion (to which I subscribe): There is a huge amount of potential power to be unlocked in non-profits using technology in their quest for positive change in the world.

This resource can help you with: Getting DataManaging dataResponding to crisisSharing Data
Issue areas: Data qualityData re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacyInformed consentPeople’s agency & ownership
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

Digital security threats to civil society organisations – and how to deal with them

Citizen Lab and Collin Anderson’s joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression highlights the developing digital security threats faced by civil society organisations: ‘Even when Western governments are aware of active digital espionage operations conducted by foreign governments against civil society, they may not attempt to intervene or notify the victims—and […]

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The Responsible Resource Creator Manifesto – new draft published

Practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds are continuing to develop the Responsible Resource Creator Manifesto, which aims to address the fact that resources and materials created for the development and human rights sectors aren’t always properly maintained or cared for after their release. 

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