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‘You cannot trust a vendor’: understanding biometrics in the humanitarian sector

Biometrics were the theme of the month for September in the ICRC’s Digital Dilemmas series of talks and debates on aspects…

 

Digital Dilemmas Debate: Biometrics – ‘Overpurposed’ by design?

Digital Dilemmas Debate: Biometrics – ‘Overpurposed’ by design? Online September 30, 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 CET The Digital Dilemmas Debates…

 

Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #7: Biometrics, personal data and humanitarian protection

Biometrics, personal data and humanitarian protection Online September 22, 2021, 10:00-10:30 CET The International Committee of The Red Cross is…

 

Red Cross issues recommendations for digital ID in humanitarian sector

A report into the various uses of digital ID in humanitarian settings brings together the many risks and challenges as…

 

Red Cross highlights opportunities for digital ID in humanitarian sector

Humanitarian aid organizations are starting to digitize services and adapt to new developments in the digital identity and decentralized identification…

 

Red Cross sees benefits and risk in biometrics use for humanitarian operations

Biometrics use in humanitarian contexts should always be accompanied by data protection impact assessments and other safeguards, The International Committee…

 

Biometrics pose highest challenge to data controls in humanitarian efforts, Red Cross says

Data control, integrity and availability are mandatory now that technology is deployed for humanitarian efforts, Balthasar Staehelin, ICRC (International Committee…

 

Red Cross adopts new biometric data policy

Following a significant increase in the use of biometrics in different frameworks such as forensics, family link rebuilding or digital…

 

Red Cross Norway tender seeks digital ID help for humanitarian aid

The Norwegian Red Cross has issued a tender for digital ID for remote and low-connectivity environments to improve humanitarian aid…

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