Adopted by the Directorate of the ICRC on 24 February 2015 (updated on 10 November 2015). Updated and adopted by the ICRC Assembly on 19 December 2019.
Safeguarding the personal data of individuals, particularly in testing conditions, such as armed conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies, is an essential aspect of protecting people’s lives, their physical and mental integrity, and their dignity – which makes it a matter of fundamental importance for the ICRC. It touches all areas of its activity, whether operational or administrative. As a result, the ICRC has adopted the following set of rules for protecting personal data, which will also enable it to remain at the forefront of international humanitarian action, even in the most challenging circumstances.