WPF to discuss COVID-19 lessons learned and challenges ahead at OECD – Global Privacy Assembly Workshop

WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon will be presenting at an OECD and Global Privacy Assembly workshop on the risks, challenges, and potential solutions regarding the intersection of COVID-19 and the uses of identity in a global public health crisis.

Event details:

COVID-19 and privacy virtual Workshop on “The road to recovery: Lessons learned and challenges ahead”, hosted by the OECD and the Global Privacy Assembly COVID-19 Taskforce. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 12:00h to 15:30h (Paris time) via Zoom.

Panel details:

14:00 – 15:25 Session 2: The Road to Recovery – Challenges ahead

Building on the discussion of Session 1, this session is designed to identify and examine the major data protection and privacy challenges that countries may face in the next stages of their COVID-19 recoveries, along with a discussion of how countries can prepare for those challenges. It will also seek to address what practical solutions exist to ensure multi-stakeholder collaboration in the recovery response.

The session will focus on questions such as:

  • What are the major data protection, privacy and cybersecurity challenges that countries will likely face as lockdown measures are lifted, and individuals return to work and school? How are countries preparing for those challenges in a way that promotes cross-border policy coherence?
  • What solutions may exist to address the challenge of interoperability amongst tracing apps, particularly as travel restrictions are lifted?
  • What challenges arise in relation to digital identity/health passports?

Moderator: Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy), UK ICO and Chair of the
Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy, OECD

Lead discussants [8 mins each]:

  • Dr. Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
  • Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
  • Dr. Yves Verhoeven, Chair, Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy,
  • Dale Sunderland, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commissioner of
  • Ana María Muñoz, Legal Director of the Council of Transparency, Chile
  • Sungjoon Choi, Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea
  • Open discussion [approx. 30 mins]