Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #9 – Digital identities: Protecting people’s data
|Date||8 Dec 2021|
|Time||3:00 pm — 3:30 pm CET |9:00 am—9:30 am EST|
About the Event
What are digital identities? Why do humanitarian organisations find them useful? And what risks might they pose for people living through crises?
For the ninth month of the DigitHarium, ICRC have invited Mr Omar Seghrouchni, president of the National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data in Morocco (CNDP), to discuss digital identities and the implications in of using them in humanitarian contexts. In particular, the focus will be on the different types of digital identities, there advantages and disadvantages, ways of making them safer, and the current trends in discussions about digital identities.
NB: The discussion will be in French, but English subtitles will be provided.
Speakers and Panelists
Balthasar Staehelin: Director of the Office of Digital Transformation and Data (ICRC)
Omar Seghrouchni: President of the National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data in Morocco (CNDP)
The Digital Dilemmas Dialogues are a series of one-on-one discussions about the humanitarian digital transformation, its implications and the work ahead. This 30-odd minutes chat brings together prominent experts and stakeholders from various sectors to explore the humanitarian consequences of a new type or trend in digital technologies each month, and offer reflections on what is coming next.
The Digital Dilemmas Dialogues are a component of the DigitHarium, which is part of the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI).
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