Managing data

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.

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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Does your organisation have a data deletion policy?

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… […]

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Issue areas: Data re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacy

Code of practice on anonymisation and managing data protection risk

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 […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

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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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

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