The United Nations Global Pulse Data Privacy Advisory Group recently published data privacy and data protection principles to help ensure that the rights of individuals are protected in the course of big data research and analytics carried out by the Global Pulse humanitarian research projects within the UN.

The Data Privacy Advisory Group for Global Pulse (of which Robert Bond is a founder member) convenes experts from public and private sector, academia and civil society, as a forum to engage in a continuous dialogue on critical topics related to data protection and privacy.

The work of Global Pulse is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. The Global Pulse initiative was established to promote awareness of the opportunities big data presents for relief and development, to forge public private data sharing partnerships, generate high impact analytical tools and try broad adoption of useful innovations across the UN.

The data protection principles are available here.