Live EPIC Online Policy Panel

Privacy and the Pandemic

June 3, 2020 1 PM - 2 PM ET


The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency of unprecedented scale, and countries are deploying a wide range of techniques to respond. EPIC is advocating for greater privacy protection to ensure that the public health response protects individuals. These systems should be lawful and voluntary. There should be minimal collection of personally identifiable information. The techniques should be robust, scalable, and provable. And they should only be used during the pandemic emergency.

Our panelists will discuss ways in which governments can protect both public health and privacy, the technology behind digital contact tracing apps, and the Congressional response to privacy and the pandemic.


Jane BambauerJane Bambauer
Professor of Law at the University of Arizona

Alan ButlerAlan Butler
Interim Executive Director and General Counsel, EPIC

Bruce SchneierBruce Schneier
Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by:

Anita AllenAnita Allen
Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Chair, EPIC Board of Directors