A glimpse inside...
“For data ethics to be useful in practice to an organisation, it has to be more than just ‘what not to do’; it can’t just be a compliance tick box exercise of what is perceived to be bad. And it’s not a binary list of yes or no, right or wrong questions. Data ethics is about exploring the nuanced grey areas which don't readily conform to a list of rules or regulations, whilst understanding what values the organisations lives by when using data.
It is about shifting the conversation from what you could do with data, to what you should do with data. It is also more than just what you are doing with data, it’s also about who is doing it and the how and when. Much of the data ethics conversation focuses on what data is being collected and how it is used, and by whom, but data ethics also needs to raise broader moral questions, such as who gets to make those decisions in the first place.”
So, what do an organisations’ values in practice actually look like? In the report we have provided some example values for an international cooperative and an independent retail bank as a source of inspiration, which breaks down the values and how they would translate into data practice.