LEAs WORKSHOP: Refining SPIRIT incidental findings and risks policies
The SPIRIT project held the LEAs WORKSHOP: Refining SPIRIT Incidental findings and risks policies, on the 10th of June, at Wolfson College in Oxford. The workshop was organised by the ethical lead partner, the IDTUAB, and lead by one of the external advisors on the SPIRIT Incidental Findings, Prof. Nicholas Morris (PhD).
The aim of the workshop was to complete the incidental risk assessment- as included in D.9.2- for developing a comprehensive policy to address the incidental risks of SPIRIT.
The workshop gave SPIRIT researchers and external advisors the chance to better understand the potential issues of breaches of privacy, inappropriate or wrongful release of personal data and identity data, in police work, among other significant and challenging issues that need to be carefully addressed from a legal and ethical perspective. This was possible due to the great support and collaboration of the SPIRIT LEAs. Trough participatory methods that included several practical exercises, LEAs reflected and shared their expertise on incidental risks, risk minimizing strategies and structures in place in their organisations and room for improvement on how legal and ethical values, principles and requirements should be addressed by LEAs in their day-to-day processing of personal data.