Use the Data Ethics Canvas

The Open Data Institute has a great tool to help deal with ethics in your data policy.

The Data Ethics Canvas is a tool for anyone who collects, shares or uses data.

It helps identify and manage ethical issues – at the start of a project that uses data, and throughout.

It encourages you to ask important questions about projects that use data, and reflect on the responses. These might be:

  • What is your primary purpose for using data in this project?
  • Who could be negatively affected by this project?

The Data Ethics Canvas provides a framework to develop ethical guidance that suits any context, whatever the project’s size or scope.

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