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 […]
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.
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. […]
One way of working out if the data you’re gathering is particularly sensitive is to do a thought experiment: what would happen if this data got into the hands of a malicious actor? Who would be keen to get their hands on it? What are the worst things that they could do with this data? […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Online News Association’s Build Your Own Ethics Code project, created by about 20 volunteer writers and editors, is designed to provide raw materials to help news organisations, startups, individual journalists and bloggers create their own ethics codes.
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.
As the Responsible Data Lab on documentary photography and photojournalism on 28 March approaches, we’ve been exploring relevant resources and tactics.
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
A code of conduct for digital crowd-sourcing projects in the humanitarian, development and human rights spaces, setting out a list of things that any organization that launches a digital crowdsourcing project must and should do.