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The Going Digital journey continues with our fourth instalment, which follows (1) Using digital technology to conduct Oxfam’s Effectiveness Reviews, (2) Using and sharing real-time data during fieldwork and (3) Improving data quality with digital data collection. In this paper, we discuss privacy and data security from a rights-based perspective, with a focus on quantitative impact evaluation. We situate protocols we have developed within the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), sharing relevant debates along the way. We hope that this overview will be useful for translating principles and regulations into everyday impact evaluation practice.

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