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.
THIS EPISODE: The topic is "Gaps in U.S. Privacy and Surveillance Law Laid Bare by Coronavirus." Certain sensitive information — including location and health information — could be important to fight the spread of COVID-19, but lacks clear and uniform protections. The gaps often result in surprise at how personal data is repurposed, undermining trust and making users reluctant to share information. CDT experts will discuss specific issues with commercial data privacy laws, protections against government surveillance (such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act), and how the debate is playing out both in the U.S. and Europe.
Date aired: Thursday, April 30, 2020
* Moderator: Lisa Hayes (CDT Interim Co-CEO, General Counsel, Vice President, Strategy)
* Greg Nojeim (CDT Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project)
* Andrew Crawford (CDT Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data)
* Jens-Henrik Jeppesen (CDT Representative and Director for European Affairs)
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