Digital Safety Risk Assessment in Action: A Framework and Bank of Case Studies

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Published date: May 26, 2023

Country: Australia | New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Region: Global

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Digital safety | Digital safety frameworks | Digital safety methodologies | Digital safety risk assessment | Disinformation and misinformation | Privacy and data protection

The Global Coalition for Digital Safety’s report is a pivotal milestone in advancing digital safety. It presents a blueprint for understanding and assessing digital safety risks.

The proposed framework draws on existing human rights principles, enterprise risk management best practices, and evolving regulatory requirements to identify the factors that should be used to map out digital safety risks. It sets out a comprehensive methodology for how stakeholders could evaluate these risk factors within the digital ecosystem. The report showcases various case studies, highlighting the diverse nature of risk assessment frameworks and their practical applications.