International Conference Wednesday, 10. June 2020 /
Washington D.C.

Covid-19 Contact Tracing Apps in the U.S., EU and Asia

Online debate I

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Date, Time
Wed, 10. Jun 2020,
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar
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This is the inaugural online debate for the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Tech and Covid-19 Online-Seminar series and the third installment of CDT’s Online-Seminar 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’s API, and will describe some approaches to contact tracing in the US.

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 Böll Foundation Washington, DC.

The speakers will respond to each other and take questions from the audience at the end of the presentation.

Also find relevant contributions in our Tech and Covid-19 dossier.


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