The availability of applications that could be used by first responders and citizens in
emergency situations has been constantly increasing over the past years. This trend is
predetermined by the fact that various applications facilitate situational awareness and
optimize data exchange between multiple actors. Yet the use of new technologies
should be considered in the context of the applicable legal framework. Therefore, in
this contribution, we discuss the applicability of the European data protection framework and its key principles related to online disaster management, and in particular, the processing of personal data when responding to disasters. The contribution provides examples of issues arising from the use of mobile apps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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