Tag: Digital Policy

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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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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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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Sorting Algorithms: The Role of Civil Society

Policy expert Rhodri Davies wants civil society organizations to “get to grips” with artificial intelligence, which he says would minimize potential negative consequences.

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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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Toronto, Civic Data, and Trust

A controversial smart city initiative in Canada has proposed using a data trust to help manage how it collects and uses data. But is it enough? Digital Public’s Sean Martin McDonald investigates.

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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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Unsure about Data Privacy? These 4 Podcasts Will Help

Despite their strong capacity-building infrastructure, US nonprofits are still susceptible to data breaches, cyber attacks, and otherwise well-intentioned misuse of data.

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These 6 Nonprofits Are Leading on Data Privacy

Ensuring GDPR compliance is a big job but someone has to do it. Now, a number of leading organizations are using good data practice to influence others in the sector.

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Facebook, GDPR, and Winning Back the Public Trust

Facebook has pledged its commitment to transparency and accountability throughout its GDPR preparation process, but it’s unclear whether it plans to make good on its promise.

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