Public Health,  Privacy and Pandemics

Public Health, Privacy and Pandemics

Towards a better understanding of how to manage privacy concerns with public health concerns during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

About this event: The role of big data in public health delivery and management has become starkly clear in recent times, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, concerns around states and the private sector utilizing public health data platforms as a tool for mass surveillance and control are also growing.
This discussion aims to have a discussion around balancing these two concerns and better understanding how citizens can engage with the democratic process to enable appropriate policies and standards in public health data systems

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Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM IST.

Format: A Webcast discussion with the panelists addressing questions through the moderator of the Panel discussion.

Participation: This event is free to attend. Register here to participate in the session. In order to provide a safe space for a diverse international audience, we may selectively reach out to participants for verification.

Who should participate: Anyone interested in finding constructive and innovative ways to engage in democratic process in a data driven society.


Prateek Waghre
Technology, Policy Research Analyst at The Takshashila Institution

Tanisha Ranjit
Tanisha is a researcher working on the Bodies and Data Governance project with the Internet Democracy Project. She also maintains the Aarogya Setu Tracker. Prior to this, she has worked as a legislative aide to a Member of Parliament.

Srinivas Kodali
Srinivas Kodali is an independent researcher working on data, governance and internet. He volunteers with technology movements in India.

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