With the onset of Covid-19, data collaborative company BrightHive said it has witnessed an accelerated need for organisations to be able to “rapidly and responsibly” share data with one another.
Two playbooks have been released by BrightHive in a bid to help public and private sector leaders use and share data to increase the impact of their Covid-19 response.
With the onset of Covid-19, the data collaborative company said it has witnessed an accelerated need for organisations to be able to “rapidly and responsibly” share data with one another. Both playbooks are free and available as interactive web pages and as PDF downloads at playbooks.brighthive.io.
Responsible Data Use Playbook for Job Seeker Tools seeks to provide actionable steps that government agencies and private organisations can take to collaboratively use data to provide recently laid-off workers with increased education and career opportunities, as well as skills training and social support services.
Responsible Data Use Playbook for Digital Contact Tracing aims to equip public health authorities and application developers with information and protocols for preserving privacy and ensuring the ethical use of data within contact tracing efforts.
“We know from talking to government and private sector leaders across the country that the capability for quickly using and sharing data can drastically change their ability to help those affected by Covid-19,” said Natalie Evans Harris, head of strategic, BrightHive, and playbook co-author.
“But they don’t have months or years to determine how to best do that. They have days or weeks to make it happen. These playbooks provide a way for leaders to start responsibly using data now.”
“We’ve heard from government agencies, non-profit organisations and industry partners that they don’t have the tools they need to coordinate and collaborate using data”
While the playbooks are designed to help organisations and networks “jump-start” their data-sharing efforts, BrightHive and the playbooks’ co-authors point out the playbooks are ultimately meant to serve those directly impacted by Covid-19.
“Responsible data sharing is important in normal times. In times of crisis, with lives and livelihoods on the line, it is essential,” added Matt Gee, CEO of BrightHive.
“We’ve heard from government agencies, non-profit organisations and industry partners that they don’t have the tools they need to coordinate and collaborate using data.”
He continued: “The Responsible Data Use Playbooks give leaders of these organisations both a framework for designing data collaborations, as well as specific steps they can begin implementing immediately.”
BrightHive said it intends to develop and release playbooks for additional audiences later this year and into 2021.
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