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World: Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action: Building trust through dialogue

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World
By Sarah Telford Lead, Centre for Humanitarian Data There has been a lot of discussion lately about data protection and data privacy in humanitarian action. But these issues are not unique to our sector and have been gaining broader awareness due to data misuse by big-name technology companies in recent years. This has led to the so-called ‘techlash’: a backlash against technology and an erosion of user trust. As is often said, the technical tools for managing data have evolved faster than the policy instruments that govern their use. It is easy enough to create a new database or data platform, but agreeing on a policy framework takes time and requires a different mix of skills (i.e., developers and data managers working with senior managers and lawyers). Read the full article on United Nations OCHA


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