Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 8, 2017 0

The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and UN agencies may be relatively easy to breach, potentially exposing the personal, location, and demographic data of tens of thousands of highly vulnerable people, is deeply disturbing but not surprising. The real scandal here is not that these vulnerabilities reportedly exist, but that there is still no intentional, comprehensive agenda or political will to decisively address the root causes of this incident and limit the possible fallout.

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Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

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