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How to Implement Responsible Data Practices in Our Programs?

responsible data
Washington, DC - May 16 - RSVP Now
We all want to be responsible with our constituent and organizational data.  We want to protect it, sharing only needed data, with authorized and responsible people, in formats that help and protect everyone.
Also, most of us want to be compliant with USAID’s Development Data Policy requirements.
And then there is reality.

Project budgets are thin, so corners are cut at every opportunity to make our work more efficient.
  • Constituents are asked for more data without any explanation or consent.
  • Field staff save personally identifying information on laptops and pass it around on thumb drives.
  • Managers demand access to raw data and faster analysis, anonymization protocols be damned.
  • Marketing doesn’t wait for consent - fundraisers need a personal story now.
  • Donors want faster, better feedback on their investments, without funding for the technology, training, and time to make it right.
So what are we to do?
We can’t continue the status quo without creating the next data scandal. None of us want to put our constituents in harm, through our inaction as much as our actions.
Now we have new guidance from USAID.

Considerations for Using Data Responsibly at USAID was launched last week to help us find our way. Yet this is still just a framework that we need to interpret for our specific use cases.
Please RSVP now to join your peers at the next Technology Salon DC as we explore questions like: Please RSVP now to share your ideas with these thought leaders on responsible data practices: We’ll have coffee and snacks for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Please RSVP Now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Responsible Data
Technology Salon DC
8:30 – 10:30am
May 16th, 2019
Downtown Washington, DC
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ 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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