Matthew Bellringer will explore neurodiversity, its benefits and diversity data collection.
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Many organisations are waking up to the benefits that a truly diverse workforce can bring. In order to manage this process, there is an increasing pressure to collect and publish data on a range of different categories of personal data.
This presents a particular risk for members of "hidden" or "invisible" minority groups, such as neurodivergent people, LQBTQ+ people, and others whose minority status may not be obvious from day-to-day workplace interactions.
This talk will explore: - The concept of neurodiversity and its benefit to organisations - What kind of data is being collected for EDI-related activities and why - What "hidden" monitory status really means, and why special care must be taken with data relating to it. - How to work with and collect such data more safely and effectively This presentation is based on the paper "Worthy of trust: Protecting minority privacy in diversity reporting", originally published in the Journal of Data Protection & Privacy.
About the speaker
Matthew is an innovation and impact guide, speaker and author, focused on exploring and sharing how neurodiversity can be good for everyone. They advise on, design and implement systems, processes and practices which generate ongoing positive change.
In addition to their private practice with Meaningbit LTD, they are: Chair and co-founder of NeurodiverseIT, a group for neurodivergent IT professionals within BCS, the Chartered institute for IT; Co-organiser and founder of Curious Being, a community for unconventional people who want to make the world a better place; and host of the Curious Being podcast, a live-recorded show about playfully challenging assumptions.
Matthew has a background in technology, psychology, research and education, and is a late-diagnosis autistic ADHDer. You can find out more about them and their work
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