[open-development] [invitation] Responsible Development Data: a forum on privacy, security and ethical standards in development programming. May 22, NYC

Tin Geber tingeber at gmail.com
Fri May 30 18:49:59 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

It seems like for some subscribers this invitation got stuck in the opendev servers for a couple of weeks, and got pushed out just now — a week after the event.
Apologies to anyone who didn’t get a chance to participate! If you want more information on how the Forum went, or want to get involved for future Forums, feel free to contact us directly or subscribe to Responsible Data Forum mailing lists here: https://responsibledata.io/about/

To make up for the server glitch, I’m pre-announcing the next Responsible Data Forum on responsibility and private sector data to be held in New York on July 11th, focusing on responsibilities of public good and social justice initiatives seeking to access private sector data for their work. 
More information here: http://responsibledata.io/forums/responsibility-private-sector-data/

We will send the official announcement to this list once details are settled — hopefully the mail server gnomes will be friendlier this time around!

Tin Geber
the engine room
tin at theengineroom.org
twitter: @tingeber
skype: tin.geber

On 06 May 2014, at 14:12, Tin Geber <tingeber at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Responsible Development Data - a Responsible Data Forum
> http://responsibledata.io/forums/responsible-development-data/
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> New York, May 22nd at Thoughtworks, 99 Madison Ave 15th floor, NYC
> in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Kurante, and Hivos
> << SIGN UP >>
> What is it all about:
> International and national development programs rely increasingly on the use of ICTs and data to pursue their objectives. The field of ICT4D in particular has developed rapidly in response to the vast opportunities enabled by increased access to digital and mobile media, broad uptake of social media, and powerful algorithms and tracking software to collect information on previously distant and remote populations. 
> There are significant concerns, however, about how the increased gathering, use and sharing of data impacts local communities and development stakeholders. To better understand the implications of data and technology for privacy, security and ethical standards in development programming, we’ll be convening a handful of dedicated thinkers and doers to consider some hard questions :
> What safeguards do development projects implement to protect the privacy of stakeholders when they collect and share data? 
> How do stakeholders understand data that is generated about them? How do they exercise control over that data? 
> How do data collection projects conceptualize and secure informed consent? 
> Is the very notion of informed consent inappropriate for certain vulnerable populations? When is privacy a “western luxury” and when is it an imperative?
> When is it ok to share development data with governments and corporations? 
> Is it possible to “anonymize” development data?
> What will happen?
> This will be a participatory, open discussion, working towards strong, actionable outputs - checklists, strategies, guides, strong working groups, brilliant ideas. We are looking for development practitioners, ICT4D experts, policy geeks and advocacy nerds. If you have strong opinions, powerful ideas and a desire to help create working strategies for responsible data practices in development, inspire us by filling this form (https://www.theengineroom.org/sign-up-rdf-on-international-development-programming/)
> Space is limited, so get in touch soon.
> This event is part of  the Responsible Data Forum, a series of collaborative events, co-organized by Aspiration and the engine room, and convened to develop useful tools and strategies for dealing with the ethical, security and privacy challenges facing data-driven advocacy. For more information, visit the Responsible Data Forum website (http://responsibledata.io) or write to wilson at theengineroom.org. 
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