The world is moving rapidly to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus – and the Center for Democracy & Technology’s policy teams are working just as fast to ensure that government leaders, policymakers, and tech companies protect our civil liberties as well as our health. As part of our response, we are hosting a series of webinar discussions on some of the most important short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19. This series will create a space to hear from our experts, ask questions, and get up to speed on cutting-edge issues in technology policy.
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and the Center for Democracy & Technology would like to invite you to a webinar on COVID-19 contact-tracing apps in the U.S., the EU, and Asia on Wednesday, June 10th at 9am EDT. This is the inaugural webinar for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s Tech and COVID-19 webinar series, and the third installment of CDT’s webinar series on Tech Policy Responses to COVID-19.
Speakers from all three regions will discuss the current debates on best practices to use technology to effectively contact trace while maintaining privacy.
* Greg Nojeim, Director of the Freedom, Security and Technology Project at CDT, will give an overview of the introduction of decentralized Bluetooth-enabled contact tracing technology based on the Apple/Google API, and will describe some approaches to contact tracing in the U.S.
* Dev Lewis, Fellow and Program Lead at Digital Asia Hub, will explain the lessons learned from Singapore’s experience with Bluetooth-enabled contact tracing and how its experience differed from more intrusive approaches used in China and India.
* Frederike Kaltheuner, Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, will clarify the debates on use of centralized vs. decentralized contact-tracing apps in Europe, as well as the problems that arise for apps that rely on centralized data storage with which the Google/Apple API can’t be used.
* Moderator: Sabine Muscat, Program Director Technology and Digital Policy at the Heinrich Boell Foundation Washington, DC.
Date aired: June 10, 2020
More from Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s dossier on Tech and COVID-19 here: https://us.boell.org/en/tech-and-covid-19
Find the full collection of CDT’s coronavirus response-related work at https://cdt.org/coronavirus. If you’d like to participate in future webinars in this series, reach out to us at email@example.com.
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