It is tempting to collect lots of data whenever you conduct an evaluation. Today’s privacy laws and practices summarized in our blog make it even more imperative to only collect the data you need.
Once you have collected the data, it must be stored in accordance with Data Privacy Laws. Khulisa evaluators have found that some data collection services do not store sensitive information in accordance with these standards. In those cases, Khulisa stores sensitive information on safe, firewalled servers.
Sensitive personal information may also require additional permission. Our #EvalTuesdayTip When is Ethics Approval Necessary discusses how you may need Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for health, well-being, and sensitive lived experience information.
All of these requirements are a hassle, so make sure you only collect needed data!