Understanding and effectively applying data ethics within our rapidly evolving society is a global issue.
Engaging with other National Statistical Institutes, international organisations and bodies is important to us and allows us to develop a shared understanding of the range of ethical issues that exist today and how they can best be addressed.
- The Centre is leading the ethics component of a collaboration between the ONS and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the ethical implementation of machine learning for the modernisation of official statistics. The Centre will collaborate with a number of National Statistical Institutes across the globe to lead the development of ethical principles providing a clear framework and tools to enable National Statistical Institutes to use machine learning in ethically appropriate ways.
- The Centre recently undertook a brief survey of data ethics challenges, priorities and approaches within other National Statistical Institutes and is convening a series of collaborator meetings with interested organisations to share learnings in this area.
- The Centre is contributing to other international initiatives, such as data ethics aspects of the UNECE Task Team on Ethical Leadership, UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Stats Cafe on Big Data Governance, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Data Values Project.