Safeguarding Against Data Misuses in Modern Conflicts (Law)

Cyber operations can leverage various techniques to deliver effects, that could involve the use of personal data, the influencing of individuals’ perceptions and attitudes, or potentially both. The availability of personal data collected in military cyber operations can be exploited to intimidate adversaries, undermine their morale, spread disinformation, etc.,. It can also be used to manipulate or even cause harm to civilians. Arguably, such uses of personal data cannot be unrestricted, even in the context of modern conflicts. Against this background, this panel will focus on the legal framework for military psychological operations in cyberspace and data protection in times of armed conflict.