When we implement e-transfer programs, we collect a lot of information about program participants, some of which is highly sensitive. So, we have a responsibility to utilize, share, store and dispose of it securely.
Many industries are governed by clear data protection standards. This is not yet the case for ours. Very few humanitarian organizations have a comprehensive set of policies, practices and tools to responsibly manage and protect the data they hold.
So we put together some tips to get you started. (You’re welcome.)
Building upon the Cash Learning Partnership’s (CaLP’s) foundational Protecting Beneficiary Privacy, this Starter Kit provides concrete tips to help you assess, plan and improve your data management practices. The seven Tip Sheets align with the project and data management lifecycles, so you’ll know exactly when to think about RAD, PIAs and E2EE.
We developed this Starter Kit for field staff implementing e-transfer programs, but there’s no reason to keep it secret. If you think other teams – or other programs entirely – may find the guidance useful, pass them on!