Inclusive Data Taskforce recommendations report: Leaving no one behind – How can we be more inclusive in our data?
1.1 Trust is crucially important for the collection and use of data and for inclusion in statistics. People are happy to provide their personal information when they believe that (1) their data matters and will be used to improve people’s lives and are convinced of the (2) reliability, (3) responsiveness, (4) openness and inclusiveness, (5) integrity and (6) fairness of the data producer. To enhance trust and trustworthiness in the provision and use of data, data producers should develop a social contract with those who provide their data (the respondents). This should include:1.1.1 a clear explanation of why the data are being collected and how they will be used1.1.2 the confidentiality and anonymity of respondents, if and why their information will be shared with third parties and under what circumstances, if any, de-anonymisation might occur1.1.3 the provision of timely, free and accessible feedback to respondents1.1.4 engaging with relevant groups and populations across the whole data process, seeking their advice and support with conceptualisation and planning, data collection, analysis and distribution1.1.5 the public interest should prevail over organisational, political or personal interests at all stages in the production, management and dissemination of official statistics
Creating a social contract to encourage D&I data is collected effectively