What is your specific issue focus?

Key responsible data issues that have been raised by advocacy practitioners.

How can humanitarian organisations share mobile metadata in privacy-conscious ways?

As part of Brookings’ Issues in Technology Innovation series, Cameron F Kerry, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye and Jake Kendall published a paper arguing for a more nuanced approach in protecting privacy related to mobile data, and building a case for special exceptions where data may be used for significant public good or to avoid serious harm to people.

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

Draft code of ethics and standards for social data

The Big Boulder Initiative, a non-profit organisation that seeks to establish standards for social media companies, has recently published a Code of Ethics & Standards, which it describes as ‘a starting point for articulating and honoring the most ethical business practices surrounding social data and its use for organisations.’

This resource can help you with: Getting DataManaging data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacyPeople’s agency & ownership

Photos are data too

If you take a photo of someone for a project, have you explained how the image will be used in future? How will you ensure that everyone within your organisation uses that photo in the right way?

This resource can help you with: Managing data
Issue areas: Informed consent

Data & Society Fellowships for 2015

Data & Society is looking to assemble its 2015 class of fellows. The fellowship program brings together a network of researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals, who would have partial residence in Manhattan.

This resource can help you with: No categories
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy