4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

Using Consequence Scanning to Mitigate Harm

In the latest 4Q4 podcast, Samantha Brown of Doteveryone describes a useful process for social sector data aimed at creating the best possible outcome.

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Data on Purpose, Field Notes

When It Comes to Blockchain, Are Good Intentions Enough?

For Cara LaPointe, coauthor of the Blockchain Ethical Design Framework, better questions make for better technologies.

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4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

Meeting the Challenge of Impact Evaluation 

Nick Hamlin of GlobalGiving explains how the organization ran an impact study to measure its own effectiveness and why all nonprofits should follow suit.

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DI Reads

To Really Protect Our Privacy, Let’s Put Some Numbers on It

Tracy Ann Kosa, a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab, discusses how and why we need to measure data privacy.

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Field Notes

Privacy, Ethics, and Data Access: A Case Study of the Fragile Families Challenge

“Researchers, companies, and governments holding data face a fundamental tension between risk to respondents and benefits to science.”

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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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