Data and Privacy During a Global Pandemic Conference
Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 8:30 AM
- 1:25 PM EST
Organized by the Master of Public Service Policy & Data Lab and GEDI and sponsored by the Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute, this virtual conference brings together experts from the social and physical sciences, computer science and engineering, statistics, and law to help frame policy recommendations for a variety of societal issues that have emerged with COVID-19. There are three broad themes: (1) downloads of the Federal Government exposure notification app have been extremely low, mitigating its usefulness. What can be done legally and from a behavioural lens in order to increase the use of exposure notification apps?; (2) the lack of disaggregated COVID-19 data across the country has impaired the ability of researchers to conduct relevant and important research. What do governments need to do to ensure better data availability and what are novel data sources that can be studied by researchers?; (3) the use of statistical models in predicting the incidence and burden of COVID-19.
Conference at a glance
|8:30 am||Opening remarks and welcome by Dr. Vivek Goel, Special Advisor to the President and Provost at the University of Toronto and a Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health|
|8:45 -10:05||Statistical Modeling with Q & A
|10:15-11:35||Exposure Notification Apps with Q & A
|11:45 -1:25|| Data and Privacy Concerns with Q & A
|2:30 - 4:00||Fireside chat
Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.