Should data visualization be a subjective art or an objective science? Can we find a middle ground? The Seductive Power of Dataviz Data visualizations are a powerful tool for communicating information about human rights issues to varied audiences in a clear, accessible way. After attending the Responsible Data Forum (RDF) on Data Visualization I found […]
These resources will help you organize, understand and visualize your data appropriately. They also identify ways to share data responsibly inside or outside your organization and guard against data misuse.
For years, disaster and humanitarian response technologists, field agents, and policy makers have been pushing big data as a way to be self-reflexive and open data as a way to break down the silos rife throughout the sector. While folk tend to talk a lot about ethics and responsibility in response and data, we rarely […]
Nine structured stories on the unforeseen challenges and (sometimes) negative consequences of using technology and data in advocacy.
In response to requests from the community to address questions and challenges around de-identifying data, we hosted an online discussion mini-series on this topic from June to November 2015. While there is a clear understanding of the importance of de-identifying data and the possible harms that can result from questionable practices, there is also confusion […]
On November 6, we hosted a third RDF online discussion in our de-identifying data discussion series. This discussion was an introduction to k-anonymity and other de-identification frameworks and techniques with Max Shron, founder of Polynumeral. Earlier discussions in the de-identification series introduced us to context, concept and background of de-identification and how it relates to […]
On August 26th we held our second online discussion on de-identification and anonymization – this time with the formidable data scientist Sara-Jayne Terp at the helm of the discussion. The focus of this discussion was ‘Risks & Mitigations of Releasing Data’ and this blog post is a summary of what was discussed. Our fire-starter shared […]
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 […]
We’re pleased to be working with Oxfam to host an RDF working session on developing a data-deposit decision-making framework on November 19 at 10am EST (3pm GMT). This working session is an opportunity for practitioners to share similar initiatives in opening data that they are working on in order to solicit suggestions, feedback and ideas […]
Join us Friday, November 6 at 11am EST (4pm GMT) for an introduction to k-anonymity and other de-identification frameworks with Max Shron, founder of Polynumeral. So far in our de-identifying data discussion series, we’ve discussed de-identification basics with Mark Elliot, and risk analysis and mitigation strategies with Sara-Jayne Terp. Now we want to dive deeper […]
Javier Ruiz’s session at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa looked at open data privacy principles, risks to be aware of, and strategies to ensure the privacy risks of open data are well managed. The full notes are thorough and well worth reading, but some particular highlights included: an edited version of the Sunlight Foundation’s list […]