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Friday, May 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Security, digital rights, and location information - making maps that protect, not harm

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Location is a hot trend in tech. But Human Rights practitioners know that location has always been hot - and often not in a good way. Join us for an engaging, critical roundtable discussion with five practitioners working at the intersection of human rights and mapping. 

Mapping and location data are emerging as vital tools for many humanitarian and human rights organizers, and yet using these tools raises new and challenging questions about digital inclusion, data security and privacy, and risk. After an interactive activity, the five speakers will each share a story and a question from their work with the rest of the roundtable to comment and share strategies for how their organizations or communities approach these questions. Then the roundtable will open discussion to the whole group to explore additional questions about and strategies for protecting data and rights of those ‘on the map.’

avatar for Marena Brinkhurst

Marena Brinkhurst

Community Program Manager, Mapbox
Talk to me about maps, location data, Mapbox, pro bono volunteering, and using tech for positive impact! I also geek out about land rights, participatory mapping, and indigenous rights.
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Willow Brugh

Project Manager, Truss
I look at connections, systems, empowerment, and powerlessness and strives to both understand and improve whatever I find. Whether through humanitarian and disaster response (DoNoDigitalHarm.com), technical infrastructure for government (truss.works), or my own time (blog.bl00cyb.org... Read More →
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Emily Jacobi

Founder, Executive Director, Digital Democracy
Emily Jacobi has dedicated her life to using media and technology to amplify marginalized communities. The founder and executive director of Digital Democracy (Dd), she works to decolonize technology by centering the voices and experiences of Indigenous communities, people of color and women. Since 2013, Dd has worked closely with Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Rainforest to build technology for mapping and monitoring environmental... Read More →
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Milena Marin

Senior Advisor for Tactical Research, Amnesty International
I have over ten years’ experience working at the intersection of technology, data and social good on issues like human rights, public sector transparency, anti-corruption and open data. Currently, I am with Amnesty’s Evidence Lab, where I work on complex human rights investigations... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 EDT