Digital Dilemmas Debate #9: Navigating identities in a digital space



Speakers & panelists


Stephanie Siklossy

Deputy Head of Delegation to the EU, NATO and the Kingdom of Belgium (ICRC)

Stuart Campo

Team Lead for Data Responsibility (OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data)

Dakota Gruener

Executive Director (ID2020)

Gus Hosein

Executive Director (Privacy International)

Emrys Schoemaker

Research Director (Caribou Digital)

About the event

Why do identities get digitalized? What benefits can this bring to people affected by conflicts and natural disasters? And how are humanitarian organizations safeguarding their identities?

Building on the ninth Digital Dilemmas Dialogue, experts from civil society and the fields of humanitarian work and policy will be joining us to discuss how digital identities can be used in humanitarian operations. In particular, we will focus on how this type of digital service is used, what issues and risks it might create, and when it may or may not be appropriate for humanitarian organizations to use it.

The series

The Digital Dilemmas Debates are a series of roundtable discussions between prominent experts and stakeholders from different sectors about the humanitarian digital transformation, its implications and the work ahead. Each month, they will explore a different type or trend in the technologies used to respond to various types of crisis, and offer reflections on what is coming next.

The Digital Dilemmas Debates are a component of the DigitHarium, which is part of the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI).

Additional Resources

Chapter 12 of the Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action (EN, FR, ES)