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Fundamental rights & COVID 19

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  • Fri 26 Jun 2020 14.00 - 15.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-06-26 14:00 2020-06-26 15:00 Europe/Paris Fundamental rights & COVID 19

In the aftermath of COVID-19, national governments are studying solutions to limit the concentration of individuals in a single place, by thus preserving a certain degree of ‘social-distancing’ even after the end of the initial coronavirus lockdown. In particular, a number of governments are developing new mobile phone apps to monitor the movements of individuals. Such apps would collect a large amount of personal data, relied by algorithms to develop predictive models to limit the concentration of individuals in a single place. Although such instruments may be justified by public health considerations, they might allow State authorities to monitor the movements of millions of individuals, by thus representing a potential breach of the privacy of the EU citizens. The webinar aims at discussing whether and to what extent the measures that national governments intend adopting to contain a new spread of COVID-19 might breach fundamental rights of the EU citizens, and in particular breaching EU data protection rules.

 

 

Chairman: Mario Viola de Azevedo Cuhna | EUI 

Speakers: 

         Paolo Boldi | University of Milan

         Deirdre Curtin | EUI

         Wojciech Wiewiórowski | European Data Protection Supervisor

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In the aftermath of COVID-19, national governments are studying solutions to limit the concentration of individuals in a single place, by thus preserving a certain degree of ‘social-distancing’ even after the end of the initial coronavirus lockdown. In particular, a number of governments are developing new mobile phone apps to monitor the movements of individuals. Such apps would collect a large amount of personal data, relied by algorithms to develop predictive models to limit the concentration of individuals in a single place. Although such instruments may be justified by public health considerations, they might allow State authorities to monitor the movements of millions of individuals, by thus representing a potential breach of the privacy of the EU citizens. The webinar aims at discussing whether and to what extent the measures that national governments intend adopting to contain a new spread of COVID-19 might breach fundamental rights of the EU citizens, and in particular breaching EU data protection rules.

 

 

Chairman: Mario Viola de Azevedo Cuhna | EUI 

Speakers: 

         Paolo Boldi | University of Milan

         Deirdre Curtin | EUI

         Wojciech Wiewiórowski | European Data Protection Supervisor


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Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Online Debate

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