Dima is a licensed attorney, and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Regional Researcher and Representative at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC). Before joining the Resource Centre, she worked for Access Now as MENA Policy Analyst where she conducted policy analysis on ICT laws, and researched issues that arise from the deployment of emerging technology 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 board of directors for Innovation for Change MENA Hub; co-chair of ICANN Middle East space; and Digital Sherlock fellow for the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). 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 in 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.