Contact-tracing apps can be helpful in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, data protection and privacy concerns arise. The humanitarian community has developed principles of data responsibility that can help reduce the risks. Andrej Zwitter and Oskar Gstrein assess these principles in their latest open access article ‘Big data, privacy and COVID-19 – learning from humanitarian expertise in data protection’.
Andrej Zwitter is dean of Campus Fryslân and professor of Governance and Innovation. His expertise includes Big Data Ethics and Governance, Blockchain Regulation, Humanitarian Action, State of Emergency and Interdisciplinary Research & Education Management.
Oskar Gstrein is Assistant Professor at the department of Governance and Innovation at Campus Fryslân, where he is also member of the Data Research Centre. He is carrying out research in the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘Cutting Crime Impact’ and teaching in the master program Governance and Law in Digital Society, as well as the minor Data Wise.
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