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
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.
The Oxford Internet Institute is holding an event in Oxford on 10 February on how NGOs can work with academics to tackle privacy and security challenges when it comes to effective management of data.
The Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT project is a three-year effort to investigate how to conduct ICT research in general in a responsible manner, funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Many of the issues discussed and resources provided are relevant to concerns expressed in Responsible Data Forum events. The project has three […]
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 […]
Ushahidi’s Zack Halloran has written a blog calling all ‘Privacy Wonks, Process Experts, Computational Linguists, Data Detectives, M&E Pros, Veteran Activists and Hackers of all stripes’ to work together to protect data owners’ privacy rights and safety.
This reference sheet includes a definition of ‘responsible data’ and incentives (carrots and sticks) for NGOs to care about it.
This framework helps you craft appropriate messaging to advocate for responsible data.
This book, organized around the data lifecycle, highlights responsible data concerns, recommendations, and real-world examples in the context of international development programming.
A list of questions to ask when working as an intermediary with marginalized communities.
This declaration contains a series of of values and commitments for resource-creators.