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Operationalising data ethics to create value for your business

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Leaders that operationalise data ethics help their company avoid damaging data incidents and show how their vision for data supports organisational goals

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80% of data incidents are unintentional due to poor employee training and weak data governance strategies. Yet, 68% of companies do not have good systems to demonstrate trustworthy data practices and they risk losing 150% of their stock prices if they don’t address this.

Do you want to demonstrate to your customers and partners that you are trustworthy with data? Here’s how to operationalise data ethics and show how your vision for data will help your organisation achieve its goals.

How the ODI can help you operationalise data ethics

With our help you can:

  • Create an in-house community of data ethics practitioners: Certified data ethics facilitators will help you embed ethical data practices that you and others can trust.
  • Co-create ethical data practices: Design principles, practices, and approaches to data ethics that are particular to your organisation. This can be achieved by adapting proven tools to your needs, for example co-creating a bespoke data ethics canvas.
  • Compare your approach to data ethics with competitors: Benchmark your business practices to highlight your organisations’ maturity and development needs when it comes to embedding data ethics practices that build trust.
  • Train your data stewards: Increase your team’s confidence in working with data to demonstrate trustworthy practices.

How are business leaders getting value from data ethics?

Sopra Steria worked with the ODI to champion digital transformation and data ethics through their financial services and public sector practices. Our unique partnership certified their staff as the first commercial professionals to be formally trained as ‘ODI Data Ethics Facilitators’.

The Barclays team developed a bespoke version of the ODI Data Ethics Canvas to meet their business needs. This included embedding the 10 Barclays Group Data Principles into the tool and aligning these to specific areas of the canvas. The canvas was rolled out to more than 250 staff in the Data and Analytics team who are responsible for overseeing data projects across Barclays UK. Barclays UK received external recognition of its work in this field, winning the ‘Best Data and AI Ethics Initiative’ category in the 2021 DataIQ Awards.

We partnered with the Co-op to build internal data capability on data ethics for 70 staff in their legal and data science teams, and to conduct research and develop solutions to build trust with their customers related to how they collect, share, and use data. Our initial engagement helped them win the 2019 DataIQ Award for Best Data Ethics and Privacy Programme.

We designed tools, guidelines, learning programmes, and built capability for 20 programme officers at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with 34 representatives of their network in Ethiopia and India, to manage risk and avoid harmful impacts while working with data across agricultural data ecosystems.

Discover how you measure up

To help you assess your current approach or develop new plans we are offering seven organisations a free, expert-led discovery session in March 2022.

On the one-hour call you’ll work with an ODI data ethics specialist to review your current status and validate your current actions towards developing trustworthy data practices. After the session you will get written recommendations for quick wins and longer term improvements.

Apply now for a free discovery session. We will email you about next steps.

Operationalising data ethics [WEBINAR]

Join ODI experts and special guests for a webinar and Q&A on how to help organisations think critically about data ethics. The webinar will cover what considerations and questions need to be answered at each stage of a project, and provide tips and tricks that help operationalise data ethics in an organisation.

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