Kate Chapman, Brooke Simons and Patrick Meier have drafted 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.
Informed consent is the idea that when you study people or collect data from them, those people should participate voluntarily – ideally with a good understanding of the research, how the data they provide will be used, and any potential risk to themselves. However, there is no generally agreed set of consent practices for civil society or development projects to follow. So, where to start? These resources suggest ways of thinking about informed consent when your project involves the collection, use and sharing of data.
This book, organized around the data lifecycle, highlights responsible data concerns, recommendations, and real-world examples in the context of international development programming.
This framework includes a rationale for why consent is worthwhile and necessary, and a checklist for developing appropriate consent policies and practices.
A list of responsible data considerations when planning and designing an SMS reporting platform.
Warning: this is a blogpost for the especially interested or very particular type of geek. It goes deep into the weeds, in order to suggest how civil society organizations should determine appropriate content for consent policies. There are a number of thorny ethical issues that accompany data’s tremendous potential for civil society, and consent […]
This post is crossposted at Global Pulse and Data & Society Research Institute. On July 24th, approximately 30 experts from private sector, academia, civil society, law, and philanthropy convened in New York for a Responsible Data Forum on the topic of private sector data sharing for the public good. The topic of “data philanthropy” is ripe for exploration and interrogation, […]