On 13 November, Centre Director Prof Robin Geiß will moderate a panel discussion on privacy, data protection and humanitarian action at the Geneva Academy. Protecting individuals’ personal data is an integral part of protecting their life and dignity. This is why personal data protection is of fundamental importance for humanitarian organizations operating in armed conflicts (and other situations of violence). This event aims at tackling the issue in light of developments in new technologies such as the refinement of artificial intelligence, the increasing use of block-chain, the expectation of constant connectivity, and the role of social media.


Robin Geiß, Professor of International Law and Security and Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security, University of Glasgow


Ana Beduschi, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter and Visiting Research Fellow, Geneva Academy

Massimo Marelli, Head of the Data Protection Office, International Committee of the Red Cross

Carmela Troncoso, Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.


For more information and to register please visit: https://www.geneva-academy.ch/event/ihl-talks/detail/189-permanent-record-privacy-data-protection-and-humanitarian-action