Massimo Marelli


Massimo Marelli is the Head of Data Protection Office at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Before taking this role, Massimo held several positions as a Delegate in the field and legal adviser at the ICRC. Prior to joining the ICRC, Massimo worked as lawyer at the UK Office of Fair Trading, Referendaire at the EU General Court, and as a solicitor in private practice. Massimo is a member of the Brussels Privacy Hub Advisory Board, and with Dr. Christopher Kuner leads the Brussels Privacy Hub/ICRC “Data Protection and Humanitarian Action” working series.

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Creating International Frameworks for Data Protection: The ICRC/Brussels Privacy Hub Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

Introduction The collection and processing of personally-identifiable data is central to the work of both international organisations working in the humanitarian sector (IHOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in protecting and delivering essential aid to hundreds of millions of vulnerable individuals. With the increased adoption of new technologies in recent years, and the increased complexity of data…

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