Data Collection

When Data Collection Becomes a Threat

MSF Spotlight SeriesThe MSF Spotlight Series aims at bringing experts and stakeholders together to exchange knowledge about a variety of socio-political, humanitarian, and public health issues that are relevant locally, regionally and globally. On April 8, MSF hosted its first Spotlight session on the importance of data protection in a humanitarian context with speakers Lama …

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How To Open Your Data: SMEX Is Here To Help

In the wake of the August 4th explosion in Beirut, there was a significant response from civil society trying to help in every way possible. Some NGOs undertook the task of distributing essential and urgent humanitarian aid, while others prepared for the reconstruction phase. The organizations working on all these tasks require data about the …

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A Brief History of Personal Data Collection in Lebanon

In December 2017, the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications, headed by Minister Jamal Jarrah, started taking steps to mandate biometric registration of prepaid SIM cards, allegedly for security reasons. The proposal to register SIM cards with biometric data was announced without providing a policy assessment to the public, or conducting a threat assessment and mitigation plan …

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