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Tech Talk: Location Data Sharing in COVID-19 — Talking Tech w/ Greg Nojeim

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As governments work to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus across the globe, some countries have begun using highly personalized location data to locate and identify potential cases. While having access to this data may aid in curtailing the spread of the virus, many privacy advocates are concerned that collecting such data without certain safeguards could pose an immediate danger to privacy and civil liberties, and have long term consequences. 

Today you will hear from Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director of CDT’s Freedom, Security, and Technology Project as we discuss the dangers of governments having access to this type of location data and potential alternatives to the sharing of location information that can aid in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Let’s get ready to talk tech!

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