Resources

Summaries and recordings of discussion mini-series on de-identifying data

In response to requests from the community to address questions and challenges around de-identifying data, we hosted an online discussion mini-series on this topic from June to November 2015. While there is a clear understanding of the importance of de-identifying data and the possible harms that can result from questionable practices, there is also confusion […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

Data vizualisation – links and articles

A living collection of articles and links about data visualisation – for the RDF event on Data Vis. To add resources to this list please tweet at #RDFviz! Interesting articles and debates   The Style Guide Collection – PolicyViz A collection of guides from different organizations primarily aimed at showing people in these organizations how […]

This resource can help you with: Awareness-RaisingSharing Data
Issue areas: No categories

Checklists for verifying user-generated content

The Verification Handbook is a great resource for humanitarian responders and journalists who collect user-generated content (UGC) like photos or video during emergencies. In Chapter 9, Craig Silverman and Rina Tsubaki set out a step-by-step process to verify this kind of data.

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Issue areas: Data quality

Icons to help you talk about privacy

Icons can help communicate complex ideas around privacy and surveillance in a visual way. There are several resources that you might find helpful: Jessica Klein has created a set of Privacy Icons (or Privicons), free for re-use under a Creative Commons licence. The Noun Project is also a great source of Creative Commons-licensed icons – check out the Surveillance collection, or search for privacy. OpenITP […]

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

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.

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

Template for requesting third-party use of data

This form provides a template for a form allowing third party use of the data under conditions governing responsible, respectful and ethical research. It is a useful example of a form that any third party requesting to use data collected during a project should complete, including specific conditions for which individual identifiers should be removed before publishing. […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: No categories