The use of location data and contact tracing apps in response to COVID19 has raised questions around societal values and trade-offs. This presentation considers how the pandemic is impacting human rights, with a focus on the rights to privacy and data protection. It also consider some examples of how technology is being used and the international response from human rights and civil liberties groups, then open the floor for discussion.
About the Speaker
Collin Kurre is part of the human and digital rights team at BT, focussed on privacy and freedom of expression. In previous roles she’s worked to incorporate human rights considerations into internet standard-setting bodies, facilitated stakeholder engagement on cross-border policy issues related to user data and content, and published research on surveillance and privacy protection.
The slides from the presentation are available here.