Privacy Implications of “Solving” Pandemics

Presented by the Cybersecurity Law Section

The Short and Longer Term Privacy Implications of “Solving” Pandemics With Big Data, Contact Tracing, Surveillance and Other Emergency Measures

Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Program 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. 
MCLE 1 Hour


California Senator Scott Wiener
Melissa Bianchi, Hogan Lovells
Lee Tien, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Professor Ken Bamberger, Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


Lesley Weaver, Bleichmar Fonti & Auld

This panel will explore the privacy implications of surveillance measures to fight pandemics, including how to obtain meaningful, revocable consent and how to safeguard such data from misuse.


  • What are the immediate needs of local government in times of crisis in terms of finding medical solutions and stopping the spread?
  • What concerns about surveillance arise from contact tracing?
  • Can information be collected and accessed securely and then
  • How are platforms and programs being designed to collect information necessary to stop the spread and fight the disease?
  • What are reasonable solutions that balance these competing interests in this pandemic?

Section Chair

Eve-Lynn Rapp, Edelson

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: G204503


 $30 Section Member
 $45 BASF Member
 $60 Nonmember


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6/9/2020 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Zoom Online only., CA

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