Carrying a perscription around was a basic form of data portability. I was the courier and the keeper of the keys.
From the Blog on ICT4D
In the humanitarian world, too often we still manage data like siloes, when it should be managed like sandwiches.
When you add an app to your phone, there are many choices made by the developers and marketers of the product called ‘default settings’.
Perhaps the question for us humanitarians is ‘what do we want/need to regulate in our digital transformation work?’
One way to push through change is to overwhelm. The other way is slower. Both have future knock on consequences. Which will you choose?
Assumptions. We all make them. What are yours? What steps, conversations, and answers to ‘and then what?’ do you need to have today?
What if our approach would be to have an inclusion bias? How many more people could we help? Great term, let’s make it a reality.
Some data protection officers are champions of the people – realising their job is about change, and likely inconvient.
Our kids like scavenger hunts. The cards are ‘centrally’ controlled while where the child finds the ‘treasure’ is mostly up to them.