2. Risks Associated to Data Processing

Intro and repetition of previous lesson

In the previous session this course covered privacy as a fundamental Human Right, how in many countries in the world Data Protection frameworks regulate data collection and data processing, and that responsible data management is an approach that accounts for unintended consequences of working with data by (1) prioritising people’s rights to consent, privacy, security and ownership when using data, and (2) implementing values and practices of transparency and openness.

The first step in responsible data management for cities and municipalities is to think through the potential harms and consequences that can come from poor data handling. Once risks are identified the data processor can determine which actions will prevent or mitigate these risks. This session starts by mapping data, explores risks associated with data processing and then continues to look at risks versus value of data processing.