22 okt, 13:30–15:00

INSTÄLLT “Am I safe? Do you have Wifi?” Refugees, Internet, and Privacy

Refugees are amongst the world's most vulnerable people and their information is highly sensitive. They face far greater risks than most if their data is misused or shared with those who have no right to it. Learn more about the greatest challenges we may face in protecting personal data in the years to come, and how you can get involved.

Are you, your company, your foundation, or your network looking for ways to invest in meaningful change for people at risk? Last year, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) assisted over 8.5 million displaced people. Now, they are developing digital support services for refugees. One way that the NRC is working to build best-in-class solutions is to bring in tools and skills through partnerships with the private sector.

Today, over 70 million people have been forced to flee from their homes due to conflict and crises. Risks on privacy have, however, become even greater when dealing with vulnerable groups escaping persecution. How does, and can, the internet help these refugees and displaced people? Join us at Goto 10 to learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead, and how you can get involved.

About the speakers

Michael Waugh
Michael manages Digital Field Product Development within the Development Projects and Innovation Unit at NRC. He works with NRC’s legal aid program on digital transformation and with the NRC shelter and settlements program on digital approaches to improve access to housing. Michael has a background in political science and has held multiple shelter roles within NRC both at head office and in Iraq.

Simen Rak Haugen
Simen is an advisor in NRC’s Corporate Relations section building partnerships with the private sector. He has a background in international development and human rights and has previously worked for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

This event is part of Your Data Your Democracy (information about Din data och din demokrati is currently only available in Swedish), a series of events focusing on issues related to the internet, society, and democracy. Through these events, the Swedish Internet Foundation works to open up the conversation between different actors to shine light on these issues though various perspectives. Throughout fall 2019, Your Data Your Democracy focuses specifically on privacy related issues.

Kontakt

Jessica Bäck
jessica.back@internetstiftelsen.se

  • Pris: Kostnadsfritt
  • Arrangörer: Internetstiftelsen, Norwegian Refugee Council
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