Brussels Privacy Hub: Workshop on data protection and humanitarian action

On Monday 29 June 2015 the Brussels Privacy Hub will organize the first in a series of workshops on data protection and humanitarian action. The workshop, attendance at which is by invitation only, will examine the interaction between data protection law and the work of international humanitarian organizations. Attendees will include individuals from EU institutions, international humanitarian organizations, data protection authorities, the private sector, NGOs, and academiaDSC01248. The discussion will cover issues such as determining the legal basis for processing personal data in the context of humanitarian action; the use of consent; and transferring data across national borders. It will conclude with a discussion of new data protection challenges for humanitarian action, such as the use of mobile phones to deliver monetary assistance; the use of drones in humanitarian action; biometrics; the impact of cloud solutions for data collection; data analytics; and the use of open source data. The agenda for the workshop is available here.

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