The Promise and Pitfalls of Contact Tracing Apps
- Thomas Jarzombek, Commissioner, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for the Digital Industry and Start-Ups
- Louise Ivers, Executive Director, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine & Global Health and Social Medecine, Harvard Medical School
- Daniel Weitzner, 3Com Founders Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative
- Sam duPont, Deputy Director, GMF Digital
Around the world, mobile apps are supporting contact-tracing efforts to suppress the coronavirus. These apps may help identify who has been exposed to the virus, but raise a host of questions challenges related to privacy, equity, and efficacy. Three distinguished panelists will discuss their observations on early deployments of contact tracing apps in the United States and Europe, and will explore the promise and potential pitfalls of these apps as tools to help mitigate the pandemic.
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