People’s agency & ownership

The idea of agency implies that people should be enabled to influence how data relating to them is conceived of, collected and used. These resources provide examples, ideas and tools to help you integrate these complex issues into the design of your project.

How we are redesigning responsibledata.io

As you might have heard by now, we are redesigning responsibledata.io, the website for the responsible data community! The redesign is funded by Stanford’s Philanthropy and Civil Society team, who brought together the Good Data Collaborative – including SIMLab, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Future of Privacy Forum – to identify gaps […]

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Issue areas: People’s agency & ownership

Digital identification systems: responsible data challenges and opportunities

Last week, I had the pleasure of being part of the Ethics and Risks working group at the 2017 ID2020 Platform for Change Summit. This event focused on issues faced by people living without recognised identification, and brought together multiple stakeholders, public and private, to discuss these challenges. Through the working group, we discussed challenges, […]

Announcing new research on Responsible Data implementation at Oxfam

In 2015, Oxfam was the first international NGO to develop a Responsible Data policy. Two years on, we looked into how Oxfam’s Responsible Data policy is being translated into practice. Read the report here Since adopting the Responsible Data policy, Oxfam has been working towards its implementation by developing practical resources and piloting the policy […]

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Issue areas: Data qualityData re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacyInformed consentPeople’s agency & ownership
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Critical debates on quantitative human rights measures: an incomplete reading list

This post was written by Anita Gohdes, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the  Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Since 2009, she has been a consultant for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). Find her on Twitter @ARGohdes. Measuring human rights is hard. In many cases, perpetrators have an incentive […]

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Issue areas: People’s agency & ownership

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 […]

Social media intelligence, the wayward child of open source intelligence

Would you mind if, every time you post a comment on Twitter, Facebook or another social media platform, the police logged it? I mean, it’s public – surely it’s fair game? If you think that’s OK, then maybe it’s also OK for a police officer to follow you when you walk down a busy street. […]

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Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacyInformed consentPeople’s agency & ownership
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Responsible Data Concerns with Open Source Intelligence

Open source intelligence (OSINT) is based on publicly available information, both offline and online. OSINT has proven itself to be extremely valuable in a wide range of industries, from business intelligence to investigative journalism and humanitarian relief. Corporations such as Goldman Sachs use publicly sourced market and political intelligence to identify risks, while international NGOs protect their […]

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Questions on how to collect monitoring and evaluation data responsibly

When collecting data to monitor projects, is there a need to push back and be more thoughtful about our approach?  Amy O’Donnell of RDF partner organization Oxfam on the recent London TechSalon on using ICTs for monitoring, evaluation and learning: Some participants shared that monitoring, evaluation and learning can often be “funder focused” as there are requirements for organisations to present impact […]

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Issue areas: People’s agency & ownership