Privacy and Data Protection
Global Pulse is a United Nations innovation initiative that explores how new, digital data sources and real-time analytics technologies can provide a better understanding of changes in human well-being and emerging vulnerabilities. However, legitimate concerns about privacy and data protection present challenges to harnessing Big Data sets for public benefit.
Global Pulse respects and values individuals’ privacy and protecting it forms the cornerstone of our work.
OUR PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES
Our principles acknowledge standards set out in the revised version of the Guidelines for the Regulation of Computerized Personal Data Files adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/95 on 15 December 1989, and contained in a document E/CN.4/1990/72. Our principles are not based on any specific national or regional laws, but draw inspiration from a number of global legal instruments concerning privacy and data protection.
These principles are intended to help ensure that individuals whose data is used are not adversely affected by our research. Because of the constantly-evolving nature of data protection and privacy law, Global Pulse expects these principles to evolve based on experience, industry developments and the comments of interested parties. We would like to thank all those who provided their valuable commentary during the development of the above principles, and during our ongoing process of reviewing a more detailed set of guidelines.
We welcome and appreciate your feedback and input in helping us improve the principles. For more information on our work related to data protection and privacy, please contact our privacy officer Mila Romanoff: Romanoff[at]UNGlobalPulse[dot]Org