Notice & Comment

Data Points Webinar on Privacy and the Pandemic, 5/21 @ Noon

The Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (my home institution) has a fascinating and timely webinar scheduled for next Thursday, 5/21, at noon, and on the privacy implications of using smartphones as tools to fight a pandemic. You can register for free here.

And here are the details:


Your Phone Could Help Fight the Pandemic – But What Would That Mean For Your Privacy?

This virtual event is part of the Data Points Lecture Series presented by the Program on Data and Governance and sponsored by Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.


Public health authorities are looking to use cell phone data to track both the spread of the COVID-19 virus and people’s social distancing practices. These and other technological responses promise important public health benefits. But they can also seriously endanger our privacy. What is the right balance between public health and privacy, and how can we achieve it?

Join us as a panel of experts discusses how technology is being used to battle COVID-19, the privacy threats that this creates, and how society can best safeguard our privacy – and our health – during the pandemic.


Dennis Hirsch | Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, and Director, Program on Data and Governance


Stacey Gray | Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum

Jennifer Lee | Technology & Liberty Program Manager at the ACLU of Washington

Brian Ray | Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Michelle Richardson | Director of the Privacy & Data Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology


Bryan Choi | Assistant Professor, Moritz College of Law and Computer Science & Engineering at The Ohio State University

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