Me and My Big Data Resources: Related Toolkits and Guides

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Data Management and Data Understanding 

The Data Detox Kit is an 8-day step-by-step guide on how to reduce data traces online. 
This tool is designed to help map and investigate the uses of data analytics and algorithms in public services in the UK. The tool consists of a collection of documents from different sources that can be searched and mapped according to location, companies and systems, and sector.
This guide is a tool for you, the Internet user, to learn about your human rights online, their possible limitations, and available remedies for such limitations.
The Fairness Toolkit has been developed for UnBias by Giles Lane and his team at Proboscis, with the input of young people and stakeholders. It is one of our project outputs aiming to promote awareness and stimulate a public civic dialogue about how algorithms shape online experiences and to reflect on possible changes to address issues of online unfairness. 
This guide explains what profiling is, the legal frameworks that regulate it, and why
conducting profiling lawfully is not only necessary to comply with fundamental
rights, but also crucial for effective policing and border management. 
Data Toolkit – a step-by-step guide to gathering and visualising information – or ‘data’ – in creative ways, and involving youth work interns and trainees in the process. 

Data Literacy 

The Data Playbook Beta project is a prototype of social learning designed on modularized pick-and-choose model for 30 minute to 1 hour conversations or lunch and learns. Playbooks are designed to be guided by the users and leaders to decide what 'activity' or 'action' best suits the given need. 
Data 101 is an introductory data workshop series designed for people looking to get started on their journey toward data literacy. The goal of the Data 101 workshops is to build participants’ confidence and literacy in using data. After completing all four workshops, we expect that participants will feel prepared and confident to take a computer oriented class knowing that they are already familiar with the concepts behind the technology.
The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Toolkit is a set of tools, web pages and other resources that will help you to use the DIL Competencies to inform and develop instruction at your institution. 


This toolkit provides learning resources on misinformation and fake news.
Simple practical tools anyone can use to identify misinformation. The website provides links to fact-checking resources outside the United Kingdom. 
NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation. Our trained analysts, who are experienced journalists, research online news brands to help readers and viewers know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism—and which are not.

Data Literacy for Young people 

This toolkit aims to help young people answer some of their privacy and data literacy questions. It has been developed in discussion with young people around the United Kingdom.
Digital and Data Literacy resources for young people. This resource is created by Young Scot.

Privacy and Survelinece

Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD) is a guide to protecting yourself from electronic surveillance for people all over the world. Some aspects of this guide will be useful to people with very little technical knowledge, while others are aimed at an audience with considerable technical expertise and privacy/security trainers.

Privacy Tools 

  • - IP/DNS Detect - What is your IP, what is your DNS, what informations you send to websites.
  • The ultimate Online Privacy Test Resource List - A collection of Internet sites that check whether your web browser leaks information.
  • PRISM Break - We all have a right to privacy, which you can exercise today by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services.
  • Security in-a-Box - A guide to digital security for activists and human rights defenders throughout the world.
  • SecureDrop - An open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. It was originally created by the late Aaron Swartz and is currently managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation.
  • Reset The Net - Privacy Pack - Help fight to end mass surveillance. Get these tools to protect yourself and your friends.
  • Security First - Umbrella is an Android app that provides all the advice needed to operate safely in a hostile environment.
  • Block Cloudflare MiTM Attack - Firefox add-on to detect and block Cloudflare MITM attack.
  • Osalt - A directory to help you find open source alternatives to proprietary tools.
  • AlternativeTo - A directory to help find alternatives to other software, with the option to only show open source software