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Disaster Accountability Project

Review Data Collection Practices/Draft Data Policy

Summary:

Assist a nonprofit improving access to humanitarian aid by reviewing their data collection practices and drafting a data policy.

Referred by:

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: Disaster Accountability Project improves effectiveness, efficiency, and equity in disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Its SmartResponse platform is working to advance localization in the humanitarian sector by curating localized “how to help” lists to help donors, and all stakeholders, more easily identify, engage, and directly support local NGOs and last-mile organizations around the world.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, End Poverty, Good Health and Well Being, Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Zero Hunger
Legal Issue(s):

The Disaster Accountability Project (“DAP”) SmartResponse platform is working to advance localization in the humanitarian sector by curating localized “how to help” lists to help donors, and all stakeholders, more easily identify, engage, and directly support local NGOs and last-mile organizations around the world. When a local NGO joins the platform, all of the information they provide in their profile is made public. Additionally, DAP is considering moving to a revenue generating subscription model, through which donors will be able to access the data and will also pay for additional services provided through SmartResponse. The DAP team is now seeking assistance from an attorney to review their data collection and management practices, to ensure they comply with applicable law. They are also seeking assistance drafting a Data Policy, to reflect their practices and to inform SmartResponse platform users of how their data is used.