Conferencing Options for Advocacy Programs during COVID-19 Pandemic
Technology Safety and Responsibility
The following is a list of tools that programs could consider for communicating with survivors remotely, that meet current best practice standards.
Two key factors to consider in any tool are:
Encryption options where the tech company itself cannot see the content of the files because they do not hold the encryption key – only you do
User access options that allow you to control user-by-user access to the content.
While we do not endorse these tools, they are well-suited to protect privacy as they are currently set up
Resource Connect: instant messaging for staff and volunteers
Gruveo: Video calling
Cyph: Video calling, instant messaging, group chatting
Tresorit, SpiderOak’s Semaphor, Mega, Sync, and pCloud: File Sharing
Zoom: video conferencing, conference calls, and screen sharing
Recommends to use a password for meeting access for sensitive meetings.