Held as part of the Geneva Peace Week 2017, this session will discuss the benefits and challenges of new forms of data in preventing conflict. It will also look at whether there is a potential trade-off between privacy and human security in such situations, or whether there are solutions that can ensure both.
Conflict prevention largely depends on the availability of timely data and information. Whether it concerns the collection of mobile phone data to understand people’s mobility patterns, or the use of satellite data to assess conditions in remote areas, new forms of data can play a significant role. Yet, the incredible opportunities of big data can be compromised by data protection challenges, especially when considering that personal data is particularly sensitive in the context of conflict. This session will discuss whether there is a trade-off between privacy and human security in such situations, or whether there are solutions that can ensure both.
Speakers will include:
Dr Kars Aznavour, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Mr Einar Bjorgo, UNITAR's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)
Mr Marco Musumeci, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Ms Barbara Rosen Jacobson, DiploFoundation
The event is part of the Geneva Peace Week 2017 (6-10 November 2017) and will take place on 9 November, from 11:15-12:30, at the Geneva Internet Platform, WMO Building, 2nd floor (Kruzel Hall), 7bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva. For more information, please contact Ms Barbara Rosen Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org).