This session will use a consumer-centricapproach to address the ethical concerns posed by COVID-19 contact tracing technologies and significant privacy harms due to the collection of sensitive personal information. We will outline the tradeoffs between the sharing of sensitive data to address the crisis and privacy implications due to the re-identifiability risk while responding to public health emergencies during the pandemic.
As we step through the data protection principles challenged while combatting the pandemic, we will consider possibilities for companies, researchers and regulators to recalibrate policies and support sharing of personal information to promote public health initiatives during outbreaks without jeopardizing individual privacy rights and freedom.
Understand trade-offs between protecting an individual's sensitive information and the public's right to information during a public health crisis.
Evaluate privacy-preserving mechanisms to protect, store and re-purpose geolocation data safely, following the resolution of the pandemic in a privacy-aware manner.
Learn possible considerations for managing regulatory compliance during the pandemic between various stakeholders interested in responsible data sharing to support public health response.
M.S. in Computer Science,
Product Officer, Security, Data Governance and Privacy Architect,