Ethical Treatment of Data in New Digital Landscapes - bringing development practitioners and academics together

Amy O'Donnell
Event date
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16:30 - 18:00
Oxford Internet Institute
1 St Giles
Venue details

Seminar Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Data has invaluable applications to ensure organisations like Oxfam are needs driven and responsive, meanwhile there are also huge risks to communities if the related processes are not designed and managed in a responsible manner. Adopting meaningful approaches to data security and ethical methodology is not a new effort within Oxfam and the development community nor is it for academics. What is new, however, is the way that the changing digital landscape is presenting new challenges and opportunities which we must react to and ensure staff have resources and knowledge about how to collect, store, manage, use and even dispose of data responsibly. How can NGOs like Oxfam come together with academics and practitioners alike to tackle emerging privacy and security challenges when it comes to effective management of data? As Oxfam are in the process of applying a Responsible Data Policy, how can we learn from and support one another, particularly when it comes to guidance and what policy means in practice? This event will be followed by a short drinks reception.

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