Webinar “Privacy & Tracing Apps – Why Standards Matter”

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Katarzyna Szymielewicz participated in the Webinar “Privacy & Tracing Apps – Why Standards Matter” organized by Alexandra Geese (MEP). Recording now available via YouTube.

While the development of proximity tracing apps and in particular the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) standard finalise more and more, both the European Parliament as well as the European Commission adopted a firm stance on safeguarding privacy whilst combatting the Covid-19 crisis.

Agreeing on a common standard for the applied technology will be key to its effectiveness. We therefore want to discuss the different privacy implications of the various protocols, in particular those of a centralized in comparison to a decentralized approach. While some might be willing to trust central entities in countries with an intact rule of law, what are the implications for citizens for example in Poland or Hungary?