This document is the ethical and privacy impact assessment (E/PIA) report for the iTRACK project (D3.1). The development and deployment of a technology such as the iTRACK system may have various consequences, including those related to privacy and ethics. The purpose of an E/PIA is to assess the risks that the project technology poses for privacy and ethics and propose how to mitigate these risks. The analysis carried out in the E/PIA, will in turn inform the technology development.
Deliverable 9.1 - iTRACK Stakeholder engagement and dissemination plan - presenting the information concerning the structure of the dissemination activities, outlining the methodology for identifying and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders at EU and global levels to raise awareness of and inform them about iTRACK’s activities and findings, thereby establishing foundations for effective external communication of the project’s concept and potential scientific breakthroughs.
This document is part of Simulation methodology development task of the project. The task follows an incremental approach in using simulation-based techniques for testing technologies and receiving from user-feedback during each phase of the iTRACK project. In the first phase of the project a user-centred approach is adopted to define system requirements for the iTRACK system and policies of its use. The board game is designed to mimic existing processes and procedures of decision-making of humanitarian missions in violent and unstable environment.
One of the most used sources of information for fast and flexible crisis information is social media or crowdsourced data, as the information is rapidly disseminated, can reach a large amount of target audience and covers a wide variety of topics. However, the agility that these new methodologies enable comes at a price: ethics and privacy. This paper presents an analysis of the ethical risks and implications of using automated system that learn from social media data to provide intelligence in crisis management.
iTRACK At a glance
iTRACK aims at improving protection and safety of humanitarian missions with intelligent sociotechnical solutions to support tracking, threat detection, navigation, logistics, and coordination in humanitarian disasters.
Integrating Technology Development and Policy Innovation iTRACK recognises that technology innovation can only be successful if it addresses decision-makers’ needs and will therefore work on technologies and policies to reflect work practices and decision-making procedures of humanitarian responders.