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.
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.
Now that storing data is easy and cheap, it can be tempting to keep everything that you collect. Bruce Schneier points out the pitfalls of this approach in his discussion of the recent Sony hack: If Sony had had an aggressive data deletion policy, much of what was leaked couldn’t have been stolen and wouldn’t have been published… […]
This code of practice describes the steps an organisation can take to ensure that anonymisation is conducted effectively, while retaining useful data. The code will be useful to any organisation which wants to turn personal data into anonymised information and distribute it later. The decision-making flow-charts on page 15 are a particularly good place to start […]
This section answers common questions about how long personal data should be kept, briefly sets out the duties of organisations in this regard, and gives examples of good practice in managing the retention of personal data.
This guide gives practical guidance for protecting personal data in the context of migrant assistance.
Professional standards for protection work carried out by human rights and humanitarian actors in armed conflict
The Professional Standards for Protection Work are a set of minimum standards for humanitarian and human rights actors who engage in protection work, below which organizations are advised not to implement protection activities.
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 […]
This briefing paper aims to enable humanitarian NGOs to conduct an informed analysis of their information management practices in the field.
This guide provides a framework to understand the level of risk inherent in any SMS-based activity, given the vulnerabilities and threats that may arise when using FrontlineSMS.