Events

April 2020

How Much Privacy Should We Trade to Survive a Pandemic? (Past Event)

April 1, 2020
Zoom

A number of countries, including South Korea, Italy, and Israel, have begun using digital tools to track the movement of people who are infected, identify those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus, and measure the extent to which citizens are complying with stay-at-home orders. While the verdict is still out on whether these tools will ultimately prove effective at containing the spread of the virus during this first wave of the pandemic, the potential to automatically track the spread of the disease may be useful in the future. Read more about How Much Privacy Should We Trade to Survive a Pandemic?

WEBINAR: Protecting lives & liberty: Smartphone surveillance in the COVID-19 era (Past Event)

April 23, 2020
Zoom

ABSTRACT: Contact-tracing has become a key piece in the strategies being rolled out across the world to efficiently test, track, and treat those affected by COVID-19. Smartphones have emerged can be a helpful tool to scale the efforts, but the underlying technology has limitations and safeguards against abuse and discrimination are needed to ensure that we protect both lives and liberty. Read more about WEBINAR: Protecting lives & liberty: Smartphone surveillance in the COVID-19 era

Privacy versus Public Health in a Pandemic: What are the ethical trade-offs? (Past Event)

April 23, 2020
Zoom

The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith continues from home with a series of brief, thoughtful and timely conversations about the ethical dilemmas of this historic moment.

This week, join Professor Lentz-Smith and Washington and Lee law and cyber ethics expert, Margaret Hu for a conversation about the ethical challenges of privacy during a pandemic: “Privacy versus Public Health in a Pandemic: What are the ethical tradeoffs?” 7:00pm Thursday, April 23, 2020. Read more about Privacy versus Public Health in a Pandemic: What are the ethical trade-offs?