Privacy and Missing Persons after Natural Disasters

/ December 22, 2014

This report identifies privacy legal challenges to sharing information about missing persons in the context of disaster relief work.

It discusses how information systems strike different balances between privacy and ease of use (page 9), and includes a set of options and strategies that organizations could pursue to help address privacy concerns – see page 79.

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Where this comes from: This report was produced by the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School (Fordham CLIP), and the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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