The challenging aspect of self-registration is whether or not we ‘trust’ the information provided. We need some sort of verification process.
From the Blog on data collection
In a crisis, people have a high degree of anxiety and their bodies are on ‘high alert’. Here are a few activities to help reduce anxiety.
Writing about digital and data risks and harms is complex. Here’s one attempt of things to ensure, consider, and do.
Data protection impact assessments are essential. However, they are not a silver bullet. They make three assumptions.
Why do we collect data? But perhaps we don’t need to and we need to question it all. Perhaps we can delete it much faster than we realise.
Shifting from generosity to suspicion is subtle. We forget too that 99% of people are honest, good, and want to feed their family like we do.
We collect heaps of data. And we think about the value of it for ourselves and our donors and partners. We forget to ask a critical third question.
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.