Practical Insights on Digital Privacy

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...
Rethinking Informed Consent in Digital Development

Rethinking Informed Consent in Digital Development

Published on: Nov 07 2016 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Rethinking Informed Consent in Digital Development
Most INGOs have not updated their consent forms and policies for many years, yet the growing use of technology in our work, for many different purposes, raises...
Oxfam’s Responsible Data Policy – Do You Have One Too?

Oxfam’s Responsible Data Policy – Do You Have One Too?

Published on: Sep 19 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Oxfam’s Responsible Data Policy – Do You Have One Too?
As a rights-based organization, Oxfam is committed to using data responsibly in order to uphold the rights of the individuals, groups, and organizations with...
5 Tools for Secure Communications and Data Storage

5 Tools for Secure Communications and Data Storage

Published on: Jul 27 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Many local partner organizations that international development actors engage with face risks while operating in challenging – and sometimes dangerous – environments....
The Dangers of Legal Ignorance in Digital Development

The Dangers of Legal Ignorance in Digital Development

Published on: Jun 17 2016 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on The Dangers of Legal Ignorance in Digital Development
Some time ago I was working in a country that had enacted data localization laws requiring that all personal data that originates in that country must also be hosted...
Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles & Guidelines

Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles & Guidelines

Published on: May 16 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles & Guidelines
As Girl Effect has begun to integrate more digital tools and platforms into our work, we have become increasingly attentive to girls’ digital privacy, security...
The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

Published on: Apr 18 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development
As digital is increasingly integrated into development, privacy protection will become more critical (and more complex), especially for individuals with greater...
How to Balance the Tension Between Open Data and Privacy and Security?

How to Balance the Tension Between Open Data and Privacy and Security?

Published on: Mar 21 2016 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on How to Balance the Tension Between Open Data and Privacy and Security?
At the Digital Development: From Principles to Practice Forum, ICT4D practitioners came together to discuss the inherent tensions between open and interoperable...
How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

Published on: Jan 20 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
I am a firm believer in the coming sensor revolution in development. We can now develop very cheap yet smart sensors, and as we saw at the MERL Tech conference...