I attended a workshop hosted by the Digital Equity Lab where we discussed data stewardship. We used three sets of sample principles to generate group discussions. I think these can serve as a very helpful launching point for organizations seeking to develop their own specific principles.
- Protect the people represented by the numbers.
- Don’t retain personal information ties to accessing government services.
- Publish data about government processes, even for “public” vendors.
- Prioritize the release of new datasets based on community interest.
- Increase transparency around how datasets are defined and processed.
- Engage residents offline about open data.
- Share what’s coming next.
James Felton Keith’s proposed Data Bill of Rights
- The Right to Data Erasure: or to be forgotten;
- The Right to Data Portability: or to move either originals or copies;
- The Right to Data Restrictive Processing: or decide how analytics are leveraged;
- The Right to Data Education: or acquiring knowledge and skills needed to make decisions;
- The Right to Data Redress: or receive a fair settlement of just claims against processors;
- The Right to Data Ownership: or possession of property, regardless of the processors;
- Protect the network;
- Educate staff members (and volunteers);
- Encrypt portable devices;
- Secure wireless networks;
- Implement physical security controls;
- Write a mobile device policy;
- Delete unnecessary data;
- Vet third parties’ security; and
- Have a data breach response plan
Last week, I joined African Communities Together, New York Immigration Coalition, and other groups in a march and rally in honor of World Refugee Day. We assembled in Bryant Park, marched to the United States Mission to the United Nations, and held a rally at nearby Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza right across the street from the Trump World Tower.
Two staffers from African Communities Together getting ready for the march and rally to begin.
Exodus 22:21 Thou shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Immigrants make our nation stronger. Let my people stay. #KeepFamiliesTogether #DreamActNow
2300 children torn from their parents since May. This. Must. End.
Why are we caging refugee children? 1 refugee without hope is too many.
Mantener a las familias unidas
AG Sessions and House Republicans both want to crack down on asylum seekers. Don’t Let Them.
Family values value families
Immigrants — We get the job done!
My people were refugees too.
Families belong together! Children don’t belong in cages!
Jesus was a refugee. You shall not oppress a sojourner.
Fleeing for your life is not a crime. #NoFamilyDetention
Will exchange racists for refugees
Immigrant families = America
Refugees + Asylum Seekers Welcome
Harm to children & families is never a solution
How would you feel if the gov’t took your child from you because you sought asylum and you didn’t know where they were – or when you would see them again? This. Is. America.
Give their babies back you monsters!
Green Touch. Maternal & Children Organization. World Refugee. Time for Truth. Human Rights Are Not Optional. www.greentouchworld.org
Asylum is a right, not a crime.
True patriots condemn racism!
Hitler also separated families!
Refugees are human beings.
We must protect the most vulnerable.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free — Emma Lazarus To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity — Nelson Mandela
Stop separating families; Whose Family Values?
Keep families together
Deport bigots, not refugees
A little kindness can change everything
We should check for humanity, not papers
Stop taking children from parents
Desde México hasta las Filipinas cada persona será libre
When we said never again, we meant it; Zero tolerance for brutality & lies
Earlier today I attended a rally in NYC‘s Times Square in support of #Fightfor15. After a few hours, we marched to the Grand Hyatt Hotel by Grand Central Station to protest Donald Trump who was attending a New York State Republican gala.
Here are some of the photos I took.