Contact tracing has been a critical factor in containing the spread of COVID-19. Tracking down those who might come into contact with a diagnosed individual allows them to quarantine themselves and prevent further spread. Cybersecurity experts have warned of increased threat vectors from contact tracing apps, and civil rights organizations have raised questions over how data collected electronically is used, including privacy, civil liberty, and equity concerns. This multistakeholder online forum brought together a range of perspectives on getting contact tracing right.
PANEL – Sylvie Frigon, Manager of Cyber Policy, Public Safety Canada – Chris Parsons, Citizen Lab – Brendan Dowling, Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C. – Mary Jane Dykeman, Partner & Co-Founder, INQ Data Law