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New technologies and data protection

This article from the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) asks the question 'are humanitarian organisations ready to face security threats of the 21st century?'

"A rising number of donors, humanitarian agencies and governments are already using electronic vouchers or mobile money systems for humanitarian purposes. In fact, new technologies allow managing some of the risks that humanitarian personnel often face while transporting or distributing humanitarian goods and food supplies. However, and although these new technologies have the potential to enable aid organisations to deliver money and food to aid recipients with record efficiency and speed, potential risks around data protection remain a concern."

Read it in full, here. 

      

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