Data Governance

Reinventing How COVID-19 Data Is Shared

As the spread of disinformation continues, civil society organizations and academic institutions are developing new ways to share data about the pandemic.

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Closing the Fairness Gap in Machine Learning

With racial unrest shedding new light on AI’s fairness problem, an open source tool developed with the help of Digital Impact aims for a more holistic fix.

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Technology as a Strategic Tool for Moving Forward

A new guide from the Technology Association of Grantmakers, NetHope, NTEN, and TechSoup positions technology as a tool for overcoming adversity.

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Have We Forgotten the Human Aspect of Technology?

The pandemic has nonprofits accelerating their use of tech, overwhelming many whose operations aren’t designed for digital.

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Metrics are Driving Disinformation

Prioritizing news distribution over reporting makes journalists and platforms active participants in spreading misinformation.

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Unmasking Racial Inequality Amid COVID-19

Police surveillance amid the pandemic underscores discriminatory policies against Black Americans.

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Is the Jury Still Out on Zoom?

Overreliance on platforms like Zoom could result in a further loss of rights for those adversely affected by predictive tech and the digital divide.

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Facing the Challenge of an Evolving Digital Civil Space

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline is helping to build people-first digital infrastructures, one content moderation request at a time.

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Housing Data Tool Aims to Strengthen Tenants Rights

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is using New York City’s housing crisis to lay the groundwork for a nationwide movement built on public data.

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Location Privacy: How Protected Are We?

Public Lab is developing a set of tools based on “location blurring,” a new system that would mitigate the abuse of big tech surveillance.

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