Safeguarding Humanitarian Data and Protecting Humanitarian Organizations from Digital Threats

June 2023

Marked by the unprecedented breach of personal data entrusted to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (National Societies) in early 2022, in June that same year the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted a resolution on safeguarding humanitarian data. In this post, we present some of the data protection training carried out within the Movement in relation to the resolution, how the ICRC has raised the issue at the United Nations, and a few innovative projects we are pursuing to strengthen cyber security and data protection in the Movement.

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