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How Can Responsible Data Be Compatible with Open Data?

Washington, DC - April 5th - RSVP Now
We all collect and manage multiple data sets of sensitive and personal information. While we know we need to protect privacy and ensure data security, yet being responsible with data also means using it.
Principles of transparency and open data encourage us to think of at least some data as a public good which should be freely available to everyone, and there are organizations developing procedures to make this happen.
  • Oxfam GB has developed a data-deposit decision-making framework to help their staff know when, how and where to share data within the organization and externally,
  • The Girl Effect Mobile team have developed a Digital Privacy, Safety and Security toolkit to help assess when, why, how and with whom girls’ data might be collected and shared.
But these guides are just a start. There are a host of questions that the development community is only beginning to fully grapple with, like:
  • Why do we need to share data, and what do we hope to accomplish?
  • How can we share and open data while respecting the privacy of those whom data is about?
  • What policies and procedures should organizations have in place to guide staff on good practice?
  • What are the legal requirements, and how can we manage them across multiple jurisdictions?
  • How can organizations keep up-to-date on new data and security standards, and software?
  • How to balance the need for personally identifiable information and the threat of re-identification?
Please RSVP now to join your peers to discuss initiatives, and consideration, and challenges in opening data with these noted experts: We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited, so please RSVP now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
Responsible Data for Development
Technology Salon DC
8.30 – 10.30am,
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Downtown Washington, DC
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
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