CDT Webinar Series: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps in the U.S., EU and Asia





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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and the Center for Democracy & Technology would like to invite you to a webinar on COVID-19 contact-tracing apps in the U.S., the EU, and Asia on Wednesday, June 10th at 9am EDT.

This is the inaugural webinar for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s Tech and COVID-19 webinar series, and the third installment of CDT’s webinar series on Tech Policy Responses to COVID-19.

Speakers from all three regions will discuss the current debates on best practices to use technology to effectively contact trace while maintaining privacy.

Greg Nojeim, Director of the Freedom, Security and Technology Project at CDT, will give an overview of the introduction of decentralized Bluetooth-enabled contact tracing technology based on the Apple/Google API, and will describe some approaches to contact tracing in the U.S.

Dev Lewis, Fellow and Program Lead at Digital Asia Hub, will explain the lessons learned from Singapore’s experience with Bluetooth-enabled contact tracing and how its experience differed from more intrusive approaches used in China and India.

Frederike Kaltheuner, Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, will clarify the debates on use of centralized vs. decentralized contact-tracing apps in Europe, as well as the problems that arise for apps that rely on centralized data storage with which the Google/Apple API can’t be used.

Moderator: Sabine Muscat, Program Director Technology and Digital Policy at the Heinrich Boell Foundation Washington, DC.

The speakers will respond to each other and take questions from the audience at the end of the presentation. Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to join us!

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9:00-10:00 AM EDT

Questions: We will be accepting questions for speakers before and during the discussion. Submit any questions via email at [email protected] or via Twitter at #cdtquestions and @CenDemTech. For those joining via computer, you will also be able to ask questions during the discussion using the chat function.

Find more of CDT’s coronavirus response-related work at, including previous installments in our webinar series, and stay tuned for announcements of coming CDT webinars.