DigitHarium Events 21 April 2021 14:00 - 14:45 CET

Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #4: Humanitarian Eye in the Sky


Speakers & panellists

Massimo Marelli

Massimo Marelli

Head of the Data Protection Office (ICRC)

Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Wojciech Wiewiórowski

European Data Protection Supervisor

About the event

How can drones support humanitarian operations? What type of information are they able to collect? And how can humanitarian organizations make use of their benefits - without creating new risks?

To launch the fourth DigitHarium month, we have invited Dr. Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor, to discuss how drones, and other remote sensing technologies, can be used in humanitarian operations. In particular, we will focus on the type of information that this type of technology can give to humanitarians to inform and improve their activities, and what precautions it's important to take to make sure that these data are not misused in ways that could put the people they belong to at risk.

The discussion will be the first event of the April thematic path - Drones, Remote sensing technologies and Humanitarian Protection.

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 a component of the DigitHarium, which is part of the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI).

Additional resources

Chapter 7 of the Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action (2nd Edition)

Drones, infrared cameras and AI join the search for mines, Inspired Blog (16.06.2020)

 [VIDEO EXPLAINER] Drones and Data Protection (01:34)


Questions? Comments? Ideas?
Feel free to write to us at: digitharium@icrc.org

Date & Time

21 April 2021 14:00 - 14:45 CET

Online event