Viewpoints

Featured: Two Reasons Why the GDPR Matters Everywhere

Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz sees the EU’s data protection regulation as a framework and set of user-centered guidelines that may just align with your mission. A silver lining?

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Field Notes, Viewpoints

WFP-Palantir and the Ethics of Humanitarian Data Sharing

The humanitarian community should assess wider implications, risks, and unintended negative consequences brought about by this and similar partnerships.

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4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

The Problem with Palantir

For our first 4Q4 podcast, we invited the The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman to shed light on a new partnership between WPF and Palantir Technologies, a US company with ties to intelligence communities.

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Blueprint, Virtual Roundtables

Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2019

Podcast and Transcript: An expert panel and our virtual audience forecast the most important trends and challenges facing digital civil society in 2019.

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Viewpoints

Flipping Our Algorithmic Assumptions

When it comes to solving social ills with algorithms, is optimism the enemy? “We should assume they will be discriminatory,” writes Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz. “There is no ‘clean room’ for social innovation.”

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Digital Impact Grants, Virtual Roundtables

Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

Podcast and Transcript: Experts in tech and data ethics explore how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for predictive technologies.

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Safe

A controversial smart city initiative has proposed using a data trust to help manage how it collects and uses data. But how safe is digital community governance? Views by Sean Martin McDonald.

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Ethical

We asked Rashida Richardson how CSOs can help influence policy for predictive tech. She says governments and advocates are on board but “no one really understands what to do about it.”

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Effective

Has your organization struggled to find ways to build capacity to work with data? The Data Culture Project, led by Catherine D’Ignazio and Rahul Bhargava, is set to change all of that.

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