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BPF Data & New Technologies Case Studies

Introduction:

The Best Practice Forum on Data and New Technologies in an Internet Context wants  to establish a dialogue on how users' data is collected, analyzed and used, and best practices to ensure that the data is used to bring benefit and not to harm users. 

COVID-19 has accelerated this debate in various ways, however, several of the concerns pre-date the pandemic and similar challenges exist in different contexts.

The BPF has mapped challenges and potential issues that may arise when data is collected and used, and compiled them in a Data and New Technologies Issues Card

The BPF is now looking for case studies and examples of how stakeholders address the challenges that emerge when collecting and using users' data. The case studies should help the BPF with identifying existing practices that contribute to ensuring that users’ data is used in such a way that the users benefit from their data and that their data is not used to harm them. 

 

Possible case studies:

  • The BPF is looking for examples of applications (deployed or under development) that use users’ data. The BPF wants to understand what the pursued benefit is for the user(s) whose data is being used, and what measures are being taken to avoid that the collected data may be used to harm the user.  In other words, what measures are being taken to address challenges identified on the Data and New Technologies Issues Card .
  • The BPF is looking for examples of frameworks, guidelines and policies that address challenges identified on the Data and New Technologies Issues Card and aim to ensure that users can benefit and are not harmed. 

The BPF is interested in case studies related as well as unrelated to COVID-19.

 

Instructions:

Case studies can be submitted by

  • using the form below,
  • uploading a case study in .word or .pdf at the bottom of this page, or
  • sending case studies by email to [email protected] .

Case studies will be published on the BPF Data & New Technologies webpage and included in the output report.

Deadline: 1 September 2020.

 


 

CALL  FOR  CASE  STUDIES

 

Case study

Please provide a brief description of the case study, and the overall purpose.
please provide links to background information, reference documents, etc.

 

Addressing potential challenges related to the use of users' data

Please provide a brief description of how one of more challenges related to the use of users' data are being addressed. We refer to the BPF’s Data and New Technologies Issues Card for a list of potential issues and challenges. Feel free to suggest additional challenges.

Please provide a brief description of how one of more challenges related to data collection are being addressed. We refer to the BPF’s Data and New Technologies Issues Card, but you can also discuss additional challenges that are not yet included on the Issues Card.
Please provide a brief description of how one of more challenges related to data storage are being addressed. We refer to the BPF’s Data and New Technologies Issues Card, but you can also discuss additional challenges that are not yet included on the Issues Card.
Please provide a brief description of how one of more challenges related to labelling and unlocking value are being addressed. We refer to the BPF’s Data and New Technologies Issues Card, but you can also discuss additional challenges that are not yet included on the Issues Card.
Please provide a brief description of how one of more challenges related to data sharing are being addressed. We refer to the BPF’s Data and New Technologies Issues Card, but you can also discuss additional challenges that are not yet included on the Issues Card.

 

Lessons learned

 

Suggestions for further work

 

Contact

About you (should you be willing to share this information)
Case studies will be published online and as part of the BPF output report. We would welcome your contact details to be able to reach out to you for additional information. (email addresses will not be published) You are welcome to remain anonymous should you prefer to do so.

 

 


 

Upload your case study in word / .pdf

Follow the instructions below to upload a case study in .pdf or word.

You can also submit your case study via email to bpf-IoT[email protected] .

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411