DIGITAL RISKS IN ARMED CONFLICT
A seminar by Philippe Stoll, from The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Saturday 14th September 2019 at 3 pm
We kill people based on metadata - statement by General Michael Hayden, former director of the United States National Security Agency and of the Central Intelligence Agency, May 2014.
The humanitarian sector’s growing use of digital and mobile technologies can offer many opportunities to improve the lives of conflict-affected populations. But there is growing concern around their possible negative implications as conventional modalities of armed conflict are enhanced, transformed, or replaced by digitally-derived forms of violence, persecution and exploitation.
Philippe Stoll, in charge of research on humanitarian communication at the International Committee of the Red Cross, will exchange on the potential consequences on civilian population of digital surveillance, intrusion and monitoring, weaponization of information and cyber-operation in armed conflicts.