Do We Still Have Privacy Rights?: The Impact of Contact-Tracing Apps in ASEAN
The rise of Covid-19 infections has prompted six out of ten ASEAN Member States to adopt COVID-19 contact-tracing apps to help limit the spread of the virus and break the chains of transmission. While this is being applauded as an attempt to create an early response mechanism, civil society has raised concerns about its potential for violations of the right to privacy which could potentially disproportionately affect vulnerable groups.
The mismanagement of data and the wide-scale use of surveillance could also pose significant risks for human rights defenders who are already being targeted in the region and there have been scant discussions of the scope and the limitations of the use of these technologies. The issue is increasingly vital during the pandemic.
Date: Friday 7 August 2020
Time: 1:00 -3:00 PM (GMT+7), Jakarta/Bangkok time
A link to the webinar will be sent via email ahead of the discussion
Organised by FORUM-ASIA, ELSAM, and SAFEnet.
- Damar Juniarto, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet)
- Arthit Suriyawongkul, Thai Netizen Network
- Atty Jamael Jacob, Privacy and Data Protection Manager, Foundation for Media Alternatives
- Wahyudi Djafar, Deputy Director, The Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM )
- Sutawan Chanprasert, Founder, DigitalReach
The webinar will be moderated by Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu, Executive Director, FORUM-ASIA