Nine structured stories on the unforeseen challenges and (sometimes) negative consequences of using technology and data in advocacy.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 section answers common questions about how long personal data should be kept, briefly sets out the duties of organisations in this regard, and gives examples of good practice in managing the retention of personal 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. […]