This report is commissioned by the team of independent consultants and the recommendations made in this report are primarily targeted at the BIPAD portal internal team. The report starts with a brief background on data protection, data ethics, and data privacy. The report then presents the findings of the data protection impact and ethics assessment, followed by recommendations for strengthening BIPAD’s data protection as well as ethical procedures. This report is aimed at identifying gaps and challenges and recommending best practices for the responsible storage, processing, and sharing of data for disaster resilience, and shaping a framework for data privacy and data protection.
There is a growing trend of collecting and analyzing data on various thematic areas across the humanitarian and development sector. To ensure best practice, the integration of new data with existing sources should adhere to global standards on data privacy and data protection. Various recommendations are made in this report as a series of bullet points clarifying the actions to make it clear for the BIPAD team to set out the data management strategies, policies, and protocols. It is recommended for the BIPAD team to systematically analyze the risk associated with different data sources from multiple agencies and consider the quality and ethics criteria set out in the report before making an agreement with new data partners.