Awareness-Raising

If information is in any way meaningful for the work you do, and if you plug anything into a power source, you are probably working with data. Anyone producing, managing or sharing data that reflects on individuals has a responsibility to respect the rights and dignity of people reflected in that data, and avoid doing harm. These resources will introduce you to the need for a more responsible approach to using data in advocacy, and will give you tools to be a champion for this approach within your organization.

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 […]

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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Introducing New Tech Into A Low Tech Environment

This is a working resource designed to assist those working in low tech environments on how to consider integrating new technology into their work.

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This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

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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New project: Responsible Data Reflection Stories

Through the various Responsible Data Forum events over the past year, we’ve heard many anecdotes of responsible data challenges faced by people or organizations. These include potentially harmful data management practices, situations where people have experienced gut feelings that there is potential for harm, or workarounds that people have created to avoid those situations.

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

Report-back: Closed Roundtable on Organizational Responsible Data Policies

In March, the Responsible Data Forum and Oxfam GB coordinated a closed roundtable for organizations developing and implementing organizational responsible data policies. The group was carefully chosen to include people who have been advocating and leading thought on responsible data issues within their organizations. Participants primarily represented large multinational organizations working in the development, humanitarian and human rights fields, as […]

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Human Rights Watch: Why the UN Special Rapporteur on privacy matters

Eileen Donahoe of Human Rights Watch on the UN Human Rights Council’s 26 March adoption of a resolution to appoint a special rapporteur (an independent expert) on the right to privacy – and why it’s important: For human rights defenders, [questions of privacy] are urgent because defenders often delve into problems or raise issues that governments would […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

Responsible data challenges in humanitarian and advocacy organisations: what are the differences?

We were excited to take part in an event in late February on ‘Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response’, which aimed to better understand how humanitarian organisations can collect and manage data in a way that respects individuals’ rights to consent, privacy, security and ownership