Privacy and Watchdog Accountability: The Case of Coronavirus Apps


The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a new ecosystem of mobile apps for checking symptoms, tracing contacts, monitoring quarantine, and more. These apps may have access to users’ sensitive personal health information, but don’t always have the right policies in place to ensure the privacy of that data. Two experts from an independent watchdog agency will share their analysis of over 100 coronavirus mobile apps and a privacy enforcement professional will join for a discussion of how to protect personal data, including through accountability mechanisms.

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