Holistic Digital Security

Human Rights Center, UCSC Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas
Publication Date
March 24, 2022
Publication Type
Human Rights Investigations Lab, Investigations Program, Open Source Investigations, Public Health, Technology


In the spring of 2022, The Research Center for the Americas at UC Santa Cruz and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law convened a series of experts in a public event titled “Holistic Security and Early Career Human Rights Researchers: Inspiring Industry Change.” While there has been increased awareness of the physical, digital, and psychosocial risks of modern-day human rights investigations in recent years, this convening focused on how both individuals and organizations could improve their understanding of “holistic security” and apply that knowledge via processes and practice, particularly in the workplace. This report summarizes important highlights from this event and provides additional information and resources that investigators and human rights practitioners can use to strengthen their own physical, digital and psychosocial security.

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