Practical Insights on Digital Privacy

We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

Published on: Mar 07 2019 by Kristen Roggemann - 3 Comments
We in the international development community talk a lot about privacy and security in digital development. We try to think through privacy and security in terms...
Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Published on: Oct 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Around the world 250 million children under five didn’t have their birth registered, yet not having something as straightforward as a birth certificate can...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances...
3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads
After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Published on: Oct 19 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data
Big Data for Development. You’ve heard that sentence/question/presentation title before. We’ve talked about Big Data at length and the conversation...
We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect

We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect

Published on: Oct 05 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect
In today’s world, there is no question of the power of data. Some people consider data the new gold, and even associate some of the data processes with metallurgy...
4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

Published on: Jul 10 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture
The agriculture sector is creating increasing amounts of data, from many different sources. From tractors equipped with GPS tracking, to open data released by government...
Please Help USAID Develop Responsible Data Practices for Digital Development

Please Help USAID Develop Responsible Data Practices for Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Are you managing personally identifiable data? Have you struggled with the need to share, yet protect sensitive data? Do you worry about privacy risks and want...
Does Informed Consent Really Matter to a Poor Farmer?

Does Informed Consent Really Matter to a Poor Farmer?

Published on: Jan 26 2017 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
One of my first tasks at IRRI is to develop a consent form we can use across our agricultural extension service tools that at a minimum will inform end-users, usually...