Mobile Privacy and Information Security in Global Development Projects

This paper summarizes risks associated with different types of mobile projects (p.7) and sets out five principles when designing projects (followed by specific action points that will help you to achieve them):

  • Projects should take steps to ensure that user data is secure from third party surveillance.
  • Mobile ICT4D projects should limit data collection to what is absolutely necessary for
    the project’s goals.
  • Mobile ICT4D projects should be transparent about what data is collected, how it is
    shared, and how it might be used in the future.
  • In addition to addressing user questions and concerns, mobile ICT4D projects should
    give users the ability to access, amend, and/or delete their data.
  • Mobile ICT4D projects should assume accountability for potential risks and harms
    incurred via their projects and platforms.

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Published on: 20 Jan 2015
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