Consent assumes two or more equals are engaging. When we distribute aid, we require an exchange of information for the aid. We are bartering.
From the Blog on ICT4D
Following the law is the minimum we do, not what we aspire to. A subtle shift happens when data collection becomes an opportunity to engage communities.
Before alternatives can have relevance, we need to focus on awareness. And in one sense, awareness is about digital literacy.
Audits almost always check that consent was collected. But rarely, if ever, do they check if appropriate awareness was created.
When you ask for more and more information about me, I get suspicious and wonder why you need this information, what you do with it.
By asking the two critical questions to a diverse group of participants, we quickly see nuance and complexity. One size doesn’t fit all. Ever.
The challenge of the long tail of data and technology is often caused by speculation and scope creep – these sit within the circles of complexity and power.
How do we as a society walk the fine line between benefit and harm when its the same data and insight? Diversity is key.
Trees are planted today, but for future generations – some we will never meet. What if we approached digital transformation this way?