Over the past few months, we’ve been applying our Responsible Data lens to look at challenges in open contracting as part of a portfolio of work with Hivos, and are excited to launch our report summing up our research. This year, Hivos’ Open Contracting Program have been moving into the implementation phase of their work […]
Keeping data about people requires responsibility. These resources will you help you find the appropriate approach to keeping your data safe and useful for when you need it – and deleted or archived when you don’t.
Last Wednesday, we gathered experts and members of the Responsible Data community in a community call to discuss the implications and challenges of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s forthcoming regulation on data protection. The regulation was designed to give control over personal data back to citizens and residents, and to create […]
Last month, a member of the Responsible Data community asked the mailing list about responsible data protocols for indigenous communities. This prompted the community to share what turned out to be a wealth of resources. We’ve collected them all below. Together, they offer an introduction to the topic of responsible data protocols for indigenous communities. […]
As you might have heard by now, we are redesigning responsibledata.io, the website for the responsible data community! The redesign is funded by Stanford’s Philanthropy and Civil Society team, who brought together the Good Data Collaborative – including SIMLab, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Future of Privacy Forum – to identify gaps […]
Last week, I had the pleasure of being part of the Ethics and Risks working group at the 2017 ID2020 Platform for Change Summit. This event focused on issues faced by people living without recognised identification, and brought together multiple stakeholders, public and private, to discuss these challenges. Through the working group, we discussed challenges, […]
In 2015, Oxfam was the first international NGO to develop a Responsible Data policy. Two years on, we looked into how Oxfam’s Responsible Data policy is being translated into practice. Read the report here Since adopting the Responsible Data policy, Oxfam has been working towards its implementation by developing practical resources and piloting the policy […]
This post was written by Anita Gohdes, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Since 2009, she has been a consultant for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). Find her on Twitter @ARGohdes. Measuring human rights is hard. In many cases, perpetrators have an incentive […]
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 […]
One way of working out if the data you’re gathering is particularly sensitive is to do a thought experiment: what would happen if this data got into the hands of a malicious actor? Who would be keen to get their hands on it? What are the worst things that they could do with this data? […]
This reference sheet provides a framework on what you need to consider and plan for when using Big Data.