Dima is a licensed lawyer, and the MENA Regional Researcher & Representative at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Before joining the Resource Centre, she worked for Access Now where she conducted policy analysis on ICT laws, and human rights issues that arise from the deployment of emerging technologies such as privacy and data protection, censorship, state and non-state surveillance, freedom of expression, telecoms policies, and the promotion of human rights activism and digital safety on the internet in the MENA region. She currently serves as co-chair of ICANN Middle East space; board member for Innovation for Change MENA hub; and Digital Sherlock fellow of Atlantic Council’s Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). Most recently, she completed a fellowship at King’s College London, where she researched the political participation of Palestinian women and the value of freedom of expression as a tool for empowering and strengthening their role in the political process. Dima is a feminist advocate and regularly writes and speaks on the implications of technology and business operations on human rights and vulnerable communities.
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While data-driven technologies can add great value, they carry very significant risks for human dignity, autonomy and privacy and the exercise of human rights in general if not managed appropriately.