Sharing Data

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.

DataKind UK’s approach to addressing responsible data issues for the Citizens Advice Bureau project

Datakind UK and Citizens Advice Bureau (a British organisation that gives advice to citizens about their rights) recently collaborated on a project to make better use of the CAB’s data, finding that: Getting the most out of data without compromising confidentiality and privacy is tricky. It presents some genuinely difficult judgments as organisations weigh the risks and benefits, and is […]

This resource can help you with: Managing dataSharing Data
Issue areas: Data re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacyInformed consent

Zara Rahman: Using IATI data responsibly

Zara Rahman on challenges in publishing and using data from the International Aid Transparency Index (IATI), and some ways of dealing with them: (These are slides from Zara’s talk at the Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response meeting in The Hague in late February.)

This resource can help you with: Managing dataSharing Data
Issue areas: Data re-use

Respecting privacy when publishing data from police departments and freedom of information requests

Alice Brennan, Fidel Martinez and Susan McGregor on dealing with data from the police, lawsuits and freedom of information requests in a way that respects privacy, with examples, at SXSW: Transforming and linking public records from Miami Gardens reveals public harassment: over half the population had been stopped and frisked. …Much of the story’s power comes from the concentration […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacyInformed consent

Utopian and Dystopian Theories of Change – A Template

Widely-held Opinion (to which I subscribe): There is a huge amount of potential power to be unlocked in non-profits using technology in their quest for positive change in the world.

This resource can help you with: Getting DataManaging dataResponding to crisisSharing Data
Issue areas: Data qualityData re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacyInformed consentPeople’s agency & ownership
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

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

The potential benefits of re-using open government data responsibly

The European Public Sector Information Platform has published a report on re-using open government data responsibly: Organizations and individuals have usually put the burden of mitigating risks on governments’ shoulders, pressuring them to release data that already carries no potential privacy or security dangers….[but] there is now an increasing understanding about duties and responsibilities related […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Data re-use

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 […]

This resource can help you with: Managing dataSharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy