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The collection and processing of personal data are necessary components of IOM’s commitment to facilitate migration movements, understand migration challenges, and respect the human dignity and well-being of migrants. IOM’s data protection policies are instituted to protect the interests of IOM beneficiaries, as well as the Organization itself. Data protection is paramount for the safe exchange, secure storage and confidential treatment of personal data.

IOM takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to preserve the confidentiality of personal data and the anonymity of data subjects. All personal data are be collected, used, transferred and stored securely in accordance with the IOM data protection principles.