Our approach to data collection says a lot about our values – is about form filling or a relationship exercise?
From the Blog on data collection
The challenging aspect of self-registration is whether or not we ‘trust’ the information provided. We need some sort of verification process.
Practical Tips for Reducing Data Anxiety
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.
Collect Data? Things to Ensure, Consider, and Do
Writing about digital and data risks and harms is complex. Here’s one attempt of things to ensure, consider, and do.
Three Assumptions of Data Protection Impact Assessments
Data protection impact assessments are essential. However, they are not a silver bullet. They make three assumptions.
Perhaps it’s time to question what we collect
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.
From Generosity to Suspicion
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.
The Seldom Asked Third Question
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.
Consent, Coercion and Change
Before alternatives can have relevance, we need to focus on awareness. And in one sense, awareness is about digital literacy.