Will you be in Tunis for RightsCon 2019? We’d love to say hello! Here’s a quick run-down on who is going to be there from our team and some conversation starters should you want to reach out.
Paola M will be on the lookout for organisational security practitioners and community members who might be interested in learning more about – or participating in – our research on understanding the needs and challenges they face. She’ll also be sharing more about our responsible data approach, with openness and privacy as two sides of the responsible data coin, in this session about how open by default and privacy by design can coexist. Our recently-released work on how privacy and data protection fit together in the sharing of beneficial ownership data is a nice case study for how the two coexist. You can reach out to her at email@example.com.
Sivu will have digital ID on the brain, and will be leading a landmark session discussing our research so far, together with Koliwe, one of our Zimbabwe researchers. Get in touch with Sivu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zara will be joining this session about informed consent for refugees to share more about what we found when we looked into how biometric data is used in the humanitarian context in our work with Oxfam. You can reach out to Zara at email@example.com.
Julia’s keen to talk to people about their responsible data challenges and practices – if you’re not at RightsCon but would like to join the RD community, you can sign up to the mailing list here. You can reach her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Anneke, our People Lead, is on the look out for other people who are building sustainable and healthy human resources policies in support of the well-being of their institutions and organisations. She wrote about our approach to well-being in this post.
And of course, we’re all eager to meet with people from civil society who are thinking about how data and tech can support and strengthen their mission.
While we’re there, we’ll be…
- Listening to our friends from Amnesty’s Digital Verification Corps share more about their crowdsourced investigation into the atrocities in Raqqa.
- Learning about the collaborative, global south-led, Next Billion Coalition from Equality Lab’s Thenmozhi Soundararajan and others.
- Engaging with feminist digital security practitioners to continue building our understanding of what feminist organisational security strategy looks like and to support our research with Internews.
- Learning about emergent challenges the communities we work with are facing with the rise of authoritarianism and about the diverse threat models partners in Latin America and other regions experience.
- Learning about ways to support indigenous data sovereignty and advocacy and exploring how responsible data principles intersect.
- Building our knowledge around organisational values, especially for organisations (like ours!) that are diverse, global and remote. Our organisational values have been an anchor for how we make decisions, so we’re excited to hear how others use them, too.