DigitHarium Events 12 January 2021 14:00 - 14:45

Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #1: Data protection in a COVID world


Speakers & panellists

Massimo Marelli

Massimo Marelli

Head of the Data Protection Office (ICRC)

Joseph A. Cannataci

Joseph A. Cannataci

Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy (OHCHR)

About the event

What does data protection mean in a COVID world? Has our acceptance of digital surveillance changed due to the pandemic? And what are its consequences for humanitarian settings?

To mark the launch of the DigitHarium – A digital humanitarian forum, we have invited professor Joseph A. Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. We will discuss how data protection concerns are changing in a COVID-infested world – and what its implications are for humanitarian settings.
The discussion will be the first event of the January thematic path - COVID-19 and Digital Response.

The series

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 an initiative of the DigitHarium.

Date & Time

12 January 2021 14:00 - 14:45

Venue address