doing data ethically

How the social sector can use data ethically and safely


Using digital data is crucial for the social sector to provide the best services and care to communities. Digital data use in the social sector has many advantages, but it can also expose organizations and governments to new risks and vulnerabilities. Data collected or used unethically can enable discrimination or further marginalize already vulnerable populations. There’s a growing body of strategic approaches that help reduce these risks.

This report is part of the Transform the Sector 2017 Series and provides an overview of the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017 that focused on how digital data practices in the social sector can be done ethically. It also provides additional context and background on this topic.