Human Rights and Contact Tracing Apps



Contact tracing apps are designed to track the spread of COVID-19, but have raised serious privacy concerns and questions surrounding intrusive data collection.

In this panel organized by the McGill International Law Society, four human rights and technology experts will discuss COVID-19 contact tracing apps in relation to a range of human rights issues, including legal and policy implications.

  • Dr. Teresa Scassa, Full Professor and Canada Research Chain in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law
  • Dr. Ann Cavoukian, creator of Privacy by Design, and former Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Estelle Massé, Senior Policy Analyst and Global Data Protection Lead at Access Now
  • Irene Poetranto, Senior Researcher at the Citizen Lab, and doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto’s Department of Political Science

On Zoom:

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