May 2020 12

Data, Ethics and Privacy during COVID-19 and Beyond

Online, 4:00 PM (IST)

The webinar was co-hosted by Apnalaya and Praxis Institute. It aims to address issues related to Data, ethics and privacy during the pandemic. Dr Anja Kovacs from the Internet Democracy Project was invited to keep her expert views.

As governments around the world normalize surveillance, what should the civil society response be? As donors demand more data in the name of transparency, how can implementation organizations protect the rights of the communities they serve and seek to represent? Most importantly, where are the voices from the community in this labyrinth?

The discussion was located in relation to trust and evidence, measurement and monitoring, the power to ask questions and privacy and dignity of the people.

The Speakers were invited to speak for 15 minutes followed by question-answer round by the participants on the following topics:

  1. Responsible Data — Policy and Practice

  2. Should transparency towards funders be at the cost of people’s rights over data?

  3. The Demand for Data — What do donors want? And what do donors need?

  4. Data Protection, Privacy and Ethics — What role can donors play?

  5. Principles v/​s Practical Realities

  6. The misuse of data — what can possibly go wrong?