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  • Data Ethics, Power, and Privacy in COVID-19 Digital Response

    COVID-19, New York | By on May 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Data Ethics, Power, and Privacy in COVID-19 Digital Response

    Data is top of mind during the COVID-19 response. Quality data can help to direct the response and to make decisions, but it’s not the silver bullet that everyone is hoping for. We need to remain aware of the power dynamics represented in how data is collected, treated, protected and interpreted. There needs to be…

  • ICT4d in FCV

    Money, Power and Data: Ethical Challenges in Sharing Humanitarian Data

    New York | By on March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Money, Power and Data: Ethical Challenges in Sharing Humanitarian Data

    The World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced a 45 million-dollar partnership with the data analytics firm Palantir, which sparked an IRIN’s article about it, an Open Letter from the Responsible Data Forum, and WFP’s resulting statement. The partnership raises serious issues that the WFP seems to be taking steps to address. But these issues are…

  • South Africa Big Data

    How Big Data Can Solve South Africa’s Biggest Challenges

    Johannesburg | By on January 13, 2018 | Comments Off on How Big Data Can Solve South Africa’s Biggest Challenges

    The inaugural South African Technology Salon How Can Big Data Solve South Africa’s Biggest Challenges?, we discussed the potential of Big Data in contributing to the achievement of development objectives in South Africa and the region. Participating in the discussion was a range of public sector M&E officials, private and not-for-profit organisations, donors and programme…

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