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Digital Dialogue #8: Legitimate Self Defense – Civil Society Digital Surveillance

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  • Online (Zoom)
  • 15th December 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Earlier this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva informed the public that hackers had infiltrated their systems. Hardly a week passes without new forensic evidence being published that somewhere on this planet journalists, activists, and civil society organization have been spied upon by using the Pegasus hacking software put on the market by the Israeli manufacturer NSO. But it can be assumed that this type of intrusion goes much further than the media headlines suggest.

Civil Society organizations are primary targets for digital surveillance. What are the political, legal, and technological lines of legitimate self defense? Panel experts from three continents discuss with our moderator on the challenges and options of legitimate defense against digital surveillance.

The Panel

Ms. Barb Iverson, Digital Consultant, Berlin, Moderator

  1. Matt Mahmoudi, Amnesty International, London
  2. Nalucha Nganga, Frontline Defenders, Lusaka
  3. Francesca Bosco, Cyber Peace Institute, Geneva