Dear Friend ,
Six months after the lockdown, a variety of Covid-19 proximity tracker apps have been deployed across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England/Wales. As we enter new challenges with the spread of coronavirus, the time for a closer look at these novel and untested technologies is now.
After abandoning a centralised model, the NHS Covid-19 App for England/Wales adopted the more privacy conscious Google/Apple model. Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland have all developed and deployed de-centralised proximity tracing apps. Are we really out of the woods, or is there a limit to the amount of confidence we can have in apps within Big Tech’s ecosystem?
Join us Friday 02 October at 4pm for an international panel discussion asking:
- Are these proximity tracing Apps working? Are they reliable?
- How do the Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England/Wales apps compare and differ?
- Which one has the best – and worst – record on digital privacy?
- Where does government control end and Big Tech’s begin?
Dr Stephen Farrell – Trinity College Dublin. Researcher on Google / Apple Exposure Notification.
Olga Cronin – Information Rights Programme Policy Officer, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
Patrick Corrigan – Northern Ireland Programme Director, Amnesty International UK
Lillian Edwards – Professor of Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle Law School
Matthew Rice – Scotland Director, Open Rights Group
Thank you for supporting digital rights.
Open Rights Group