From state-sponsored cyber attacks to mass surveillance, effective data security in organizations operating in adverse environments is nearly impossible today. This panel will discuss the extreme legal, technological and organizational challenges that these organizations must overcome to carry out their work. We will discuss the trade-offs between operational security and practical requirements, and the need to complement legal protection with robust technological safeguards.
• At-risk organizations must protect data of vulnerable users, despite susceptibility to coercion, etc. What are the unique needs of organizations operating in armed conflicts and other situations of violence?
• Technology is a key component of data protection but usability often decreases with security. How to tailor such technology to legal and organizational factors of at-risk organizations?
• Societal improvements do not occur in a vacuum. How can at-risk organizations leverage third-parties without hampering data protection?