Online panel: Data Privacy and Security during Covid-19

On Wednesday, June 3, we’ll be holding an online discussion about the privacy and security implications of digital tools to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pablo Valerio
2 min readMay 30, 2020

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During the session, we’ll evaluate some of the risks associated with the technologies, especially those related to the security, privacy, and protection of citizens’ information.


  • Catherine Tucker, Distinguished Professor of Management at MIT Sloan, a leading expert in internet and data privacy
  • Wolfgang Steinbauer, VP, Head of the NXP Innovation Center Crypto and Security, NXP Semiconductors
  • Alicia Asin, CEO of Libelium, developers of IoT devices for monitoring and detecting potential Covid-19 infections
  • Pedro Soriano, partner at Ramón y Cajal abogados. Lawyer with expertise in European privacy laws.

We aim to answer critical questions on privacy and security, especially:

  • How secure are the devices checking people’s health, especially at the workplace?
  • Are companies allowed to collect any health-related information and process it?
  • How long contact tracing data can be retained, and where is stored?
  • Can governments restrict access to services, such as public transit, if people refuse to use the apps?

Please join us to try to answer these and other questions.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Time: 10:00 am EDT | 7:00 am PDT | 4:00 pm CEST

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Pablo Valerio

Tech Analyst and Journalist, engineer. Based in Catalonia, covers Telecoms, Semiconductors, and Supply Chain. and