INGOs must share data and power with local partners – but that doesn’t mean dumping privacy risks onto them

Lori Roussey Governance, Power Shifts

In the future, more smaller, local aid organisations will be involved in collecting data – but their international partners must not forget they still have important ethical and legal duties when it comes to privacy, says Lori Roussey

Launching our new training course: Why Data Rights Matter

James Eaton-Lee ICT4D

This month we’ve released our “Why Data Rights Matter” training course.  We believe the course will make substantial impact to uphold commitments to make safe, rights-based use of data, and that it is a bridge to further collaboration in this area.  Background  Oxfam was proud to be an early participant in the Responsible Data movement, publishing our Responsible Program Data Policy in 2015. In it, we outlined a …

Putting responsible data into practice

Amy O'Donnell ICT4D, Methodology

Rachel Hastie and Amy O’Donnell introduce Oxfam’s new responsible data training resources and their launch event.  90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years. Possibly the greatest challenge of the information age is how to manage data properly. As data is increasingly used for needs assessments, feedback, accountability and monitoring; management of …