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The Society has become a member of the Locus Charter, a proposed set of common international principles that can guide responsible practice when using location data.
The Charter, facilitated by The Benchmark Initiative and EthicalGeo, supports location data users in safeguarding privacy, protecting the vulnerable, and addressing any harmful impacts of bias in data.
Location data is currently at the heart of debates around digital privacy. It is increasingly deployed in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, fighting climate change, protecting the environment and improving public health, all areas in which public trust and confidence in the responsible use of data is crucial.
The Locus Charter is one of several ways we are highlighting the impact of location data in policy and practice. We are working with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) to develop a series of workshops that will support geographers and location data users in putting the Charter principles into practice, providing advice and examples to inform and improve their work. We will share further details soon.
Find out more:
Society’s consultation responses including references to responsible use of location data
The Society is delighted to be a partner of the Creative approaches to race and (in)security in the Caribbean and the UK (CARICUK) research project, which aims to transform discussions about race and anti-racism in UK higher education institutions.
This month we caught up with Dr Alicia Colson and Dr Sherezade Garcia Rangel to find out more about their projects as part of the Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowship.
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