Biometric Surveillance Failures: Where is the Digital Do No Harm in Humanitarian Settings?
The modern version of digital do no harm has yet to be meaningfully addressed in humanitarian settings—frequently relegated to the corners of digital security and technology as a limitation of current systems. But, in the last six months, two violations of biometric data breaches among Rohingya and Afghan refugees. This underscores the need to bring the digital data security conversation back to fundamental bioethics and humanitarian principles. At the same time, UN partnerships with technology corporations are scaling up. In fact, Microsoft is literally moving into the UN.