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Webinar: Privacy Risk and Preservation

1 January 2021 No Comment

The ASA Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality is hosting a webinar on contact tracing and information sharing January 29 at 1 p.m. EST over Zoom. The host will be Fang Liu, professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame.

Contact tracing in the COVID-19 pandemic is key to preventing the spread of the disease. Countries and regions around the world have developed and deployed contact tracing software or mobile apps. While contact tracing plays an important role in the pandemic, red flags have been raised regarding the privacy risk associated with the contact tracing apps and software.

Liu will provide an overview of the GPS- and Bluetooth-based contact tracing apps in the framework of both centralized and decentralized models, examine their associated privacy risk, and discuss the effectiveness of the privacy-preserving measures adopted in these apps. She will also share the ongoing work of her group on the application of formal privacy protection concepts and models to COVID data collection and sharing.

Register for the webinar.

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