Data Ethics Club meeting 14-04-21, 1-2pm BST#

Meeting info#


You’re welcome to join us for our next Data Ethics Club meeting on Wednesday the 14th April at 1-2pm BST. You don’t need to register, just pop in. This time we’re going to read the UK Statistics Authority’s very recent (March 2021) publication Identifying gaps, opportunities and priorities in the applied data ethics guidance landscape. They’re looking for feedback on this review, and we thought it might be a nice chance to have some influence on their future activities.

Patricia Holley suggested this week’s content and Natalie will be leading the meeting.

Discussion points#

There will be time to talk about whatever we like, relating to the material, but here are some specific questions to think about while you’re reading:

  • What did you think about the suggested topics (Annex B)? Is there anything there that you think deserves a particular highlight, or anything that you feel is particularly missing? Do you use any particular tools/frameworks for assessing the ethics of your own work?

  • What kinds of positive changes do you think it’s possible for the UK Statistics Authority to influence? Are these kinds of resources useful to you in your work, or merely a box-ticking exercise? What do you think would be most useful to you in making your area of work more ethical?

  • Did you notice any gaps in the applied data ethics landscape (Annex A)?

Meeting notes#

Who came#

Number of people: 12

What did we think?#

We’ll be writing up the HackMD summary before next week!