Dima is a Palestinian lawyer and independent researcher on the intersection of tech, social justice, and human rights. She currently works as a Global Platform Impacts Researcher at Internews, engaging with national and international organizations across the globe to create a more unified approach to platform accountability and support civil society efforts in holding tech platforms accountable. Previously, Dima worked for international NGOs such as Access Now and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, focusing on human rights issues arising from the deployment of emerging technologies, such as privacy and data protection, online censorship, telecoms policies, and migration surveillance. She also serves as a Board Member for HUMENA and Innovation for Change MENA Hub, and is a Digital Sherlock fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). Dima regularly writes and speaks on tech policy issues and the adverse impact of technology on at-risk communities in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Latest posts by Dima Samaro
During the continuous Gaza bombardment and worsening humanitarian crisis, Palestinians face a communication blackout and tech censorship, hindering access to crucial information and the documentation of human rights violations.
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.