Explainer Episode 13 – COVID-19 Contact-Tracing and Data Privacy

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As countries, states, and locales have worked to get a handle on the spread of the COVID19 pandemic, one solution that appears to have been effective is thorough contact-tracing. In this episode, Jennifer Huddleston and Brent Skorup discuss how contact-tracing might work here, what privacy concerns it might involve, and what it means for data privacy going forward.

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Jennifer Huddleston

Director of Technology & Innovation Policy

American Action Forum


Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center, George Mason University


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