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Wednesday, May 17 • 10:25 - 11:00
Panel: ICT4D Data Privacy and Security

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While we all want to adhere to open data standards, we need to do so in a way that protects the rights of the people we serve.  We need to ensure people’s rights of consent, privacy, security and ownership of the information we collect.  Additionally, we need to abide by the laws of the countries in which we work.  As the humanitarian space increases its use of data aggregation, analytics and distribution, the proper stewardship of data becomes critical.
The focus of this panel discussion will be on how all actors in the humanitarian space need to work together to ensure that collected data is protected. This panel will seek to answer the following questions:
  • What is personally identifiable data and how can we best design our programs to protect and manage it?
  • What are the biggest challenges that INGOs, local NGOs, the private sector and donors face in terms of getting data necessary for project implementation while protecting the privacy and rights of those whom we serve?
  • How can all parties in the humanitarian space collaborate to ensure that data is handled properly and in accordance with local laws?
  • What do we see in the future – will it get harder or easier to manage the data that we collect?

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Karl Lowe

Chief Information Officer, Catholic Relief Services
Karl Lowe joined Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in 2016 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He provides leadership for CRS’ 160-person ICT organization. Karl is passionate about leveraging technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of CRS operations, donor... Read More →

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Derek Ho

Senior Managing Counsel for Privacy and Data Protection, Mastercard
Derek Ho is the senior managing counsel for privacy and data protection at Mastercard for the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. Derek is a Singapore qualified lawyer with over 17 years of experience. He specializes in privacy and data protection, telecommunications and... Read More →
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Al Lutz

Chief Information Security Officer, World Vision International
Al Lutz is responsible for the leadership of World Vision’s IT security functions including information security architecture, user training and awareness, certification and accreditation of solutions (including contributing to the Partnerships’ business continuity planning... Read More →
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Neal McCarthy

Sr. Manager, ICT4D Programme, Oxfam
Neal McCarthy leads the ICT4D team at Oxfam America: supporting humanitarian, development and campaign teams in the adoption of technology in the service of program objectives, with the goal of increasing efficiency and amplifying impact. He espouses a rights-based approach to information... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:25 - 11:00 IST
Hall 3