Recommendations for Institutional and Governmental Management of Gender Information

32 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019

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Florence Ashley

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 18, 2019

Abstract

The management of gender information by institutions and governmental bodies is fraught for transgender individuals. This paper aims at fleshing out policy recommendations for managing gender information in institutional and governmental contexts. Firstly, the author considers the various relevant ethical considerations which should guide policy, and distils them into four guiding principles: necessity, accuracy, consensuality, and de-gendering. Secondly, the author applies these guiding principles in four contexts of information gathering. Thirdly, the author sketches how and what gender information should be requested, recorded, and recounted when justified under the proposed framework.

Keywords: gender information, transgender, privacy, policy, gender-based analysis

Suggested Citation

Ashley, Florence, Recommendations for Institutional and Governmental Management of Gender Information (January 18, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3398394 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3398394

Florence Ashley (Contact Author)

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law ( email )

Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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