With new technologies enabling faster data collection and information management, there are opportunities for these technologies to be harnessed for continuous context-specific analysis in support of protection outcomes; however, if not handled responsibly, they can also expose individuals to additional risk. There has been a major shift in recent years in how development and humanitarian actors think about the ethical use of data, and many organizations and institutions have been at the forefront of establishing industry standards and best practices. Given this growing emphasis on data protection and the responsible use of data, InterAction will host Practicing Safe Data: A Roundtable Discussion to delve deeper into these topics.
At this roundtable discussion we will explore the frontier of responsible data, data protection, and compliance with data regulation, including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The roundtable will be moderated by Linda Raftree, lead organizer of MERL Tech and co-founder of Technology Salon.
Whether you work in Information Technology, risk management, protection, Monitoring and Evaluation, or simply want to learn more, we hope you’ll join us and lend your perspective to this exciting and critical discussion.
The roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, April 5th from 10:00am – 12:00pm ET at InterAction. If you are interested in joining, please RSVP here. A call-in option will be available for remote participants.