RightOn #5: Contact tracing and challenges to privacy 

06 May 2020

Online

The current global health crisis brings interesting dilemmas and tough choices for governments, individuals, and society. Many agree that using technology for the tracking of infections and their routes is an essential piece of information – not only to understand the virus, but also to protect the population and control the pandemic. On the other hand, human rights, privacy, as well as our comfort may be challenged with surveillance of this kind. 

What if the data gets leaked? What if the data is used for other purposes? Will this surveillance stay in place forever or is it just temporary? Is it legal? What should the safeguards be? How do approaches of different countries compare to each other? Our Right On chat will provide the answers. 

Join our discussion on Wednesday, 6th May at 15:00 CEST (13:00 UTC).

For more information about this event, and to register, visit the dedicated webpage.

About Right On

The ‘Right On’ initiative emerged out of the interest to provide an agile response to changes brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak.The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including the global conversation on human rights which is very much needed, in particular at a time when many fundamental human rights and freedoms are being challenged by emergency measures enacted in response to the virus outbreak. To read more about Right On and its partners, visit the dedicated webpage.