TED talk

5 ethical principles for digitizing humanitarian aid

Over the last decade, humanitarian organisations have digitised many of their systems, from registering refugees with biometric IDs to transporting cargo via drones. This has helped deliver aid around the world, but it's also brought new risks to the people it's meant to protect.

In this TedTalk, tech and human rights ethicist Aarathi Krishnan points out the dangers of digitization – like sensitive data getting into the hands of the wrong people – and lays out five ethical principles to help inform humanitarian tech innovation.

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