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Natalie Evans Harris

Natalie is a sought-after thought leader on the ethical and responsible use of data after nearly 20 years advancing the public sector’s strategic use of data, including a 16-year career at the National Security Agency, and 18 months with Obama Administration.

Known for working with a broad network of academic institutions, data science organizations, application developers, and foundations to advance the responsible use of data standards, APIs, and ethical algorithms to directly benefit people, Natalie co-founded and currently serves as Head of Strategic Initiatives of BrightHive, a data trust platform delivering a suite of smart data collection, integration, and governance products to social services providers for improved access to and usability of social sector data.

She founded the Community-driven Principles for Ethical Data Sharing (CPEDS) community of practice with over 1,200 active members focused on strengthening ethical practices in the data science community through crowd-sourcing a Data Science Code of Ethics. She serves as a Strategic Advisor to what is now called the Global Data Ethics Project (GDEP) in advancing the adoption of tools, techniques, and practices developed by the community. As a Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration, she founded The Data Cabinet, a federal data science community of practice with over 200 active members across more than 40 federal agencies.

Natalie Evans Harris's Projects

Responsible Data Practices

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Digital Service Collaborative

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