Join our discussion on Wednesday, 6th May at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST) where we will try to address the rising privacy concerns related to the usage of technology for the tracking of infections and their routes.


Contact tracing and challenges to privacy

Wednesday, 6th May, 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST)
The current global health crisis brings interesting dilemmas and tough choices for governments, individuals, and society. Many agree that using technology for the tracking of infections and their routes is an essential piece of information – not only to understand the virus, but also to protect the population and control the pandemic. On the other hand, human rights, privacy, as well as our comfort may be challenged with surveillance of this kind.

What if the data gets leaked? What if the data is used for other purposes? Will this surveillance stay in place forever or is it just temporary? Is it legal? What should the safeguards be? How do approaches of different countries compare to each other? Our Right On chat will provide the answers.

You can also consult the summary and recording of our previous Wednesday web chat 'COVID-19 and women: The gendered impact of the crisis'


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