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Join Us for our 2020 Human Rights Day Event: Contact Tracing and the Right of Privacy

This is a post by Jenny Gesley, senior foreign law specialist and Robert Brammer, chief of the Office of External Relations. 

The Law Library of Congress annually commemorates Human Rights Day with a special program that promotes understanding and recognition of a critical social, economic, or cultural human rights issue. This year, on December 10 at 3 p.m. EST, we invite you to join us for an online panel discussion titled, “Contact Tracing and the Right of Privacy.” Contact-tracing apps are one of the ways countries are trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases to safeguard public health. However, as these apps also raise privacy and data protection concerns, appropriate safeguards must be put in place to ensure that the measures do not infringe on privacy rights. The panel discussion will explore national and international perspectives on how that balance may be achieved.

Human Rights Day 2020 Flyer. Created by Susan Taylor-Pikulsky.

Human Rights Day 2020 Flyer. Created by Susan Taylor-Pikulsky.

The panel will be moderated by Peter Roudik, the Assistant Law Librarian for Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress. The panel will consist of Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley, University of Minnesota Law School Associate Professor Alan Rozenshtein, and NASA Associate Chief Information Officer for Transformation and Data and Chief Data Officer Ronald Thompson.

To register, click here.

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