Today’s session was about Responsible Data Management and approaches on how to develop policies on responsible data management practices for your organization. You learned that responsible data handling is about taking a holistic perspective about data and always putting citizens’ priorities, needs and rights first. Sometimes that might translate into more privacy, but sometimes this might also translate into more openness. The best way to look at these aspects and what are good practices is through an interdisciplinary perspective. You also learned that you should always think about your internal and external stakeholders. The session provided a number of links to examples from other cities and institutions that might inspire you in taking next steps.
Congratulations, this was the last session in our course “Data Protection Training for Cities and Municipalities”. In the next session you can find a final quiz that will summarize all eight sessions.
The material you have accumulated throughout the course will help you to improve your data handling practices in the future. Why don’t you use the material to discuss it with your team or colleagues? For example, next time you are planning a project that involves technology, you can use the material in the development of a project. In addition, the process map that you can download here might help you to structure such a team session. As you learned throughout the course, responsible data handling is not an add-on to the project but rather a key element of each project life cycle, and it is easiest to integrate the earlier you think about it. Plus, it will help you to better understand your project and needs, which might save you time and even money.
You can download all materials again at the end of this session. Also, if you want to go back to a session or look up the sessions you haven’t done so far, feel free to go back to them now or at any later point in time.