COVID-19 and Contact Tracing Apps - What Should Ireland Do?

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30

A collaborative event to discuss Ireland’s technical response to COVID-19 organised by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Digital Repository of Ireland and Coffee & Circumvention. 
Hosted by the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute 

Chair: Dr Aileen O’Carroll, Policy Manager, Digital Repository of Ireland


Elizabeth Farries is the Information Rights Project Manager at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. She has joined experts to publish open transparency calls and 9 principles regarding Ireland's proposed COVID-19 app. Elizabeth publishes, advises and advocates at the intersection of technology and human rights.

Art Suriyawongkul is a PhD student at School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin. His research is on artificial intelligence ethics, governance of artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection and related regulatory technology. He is based at ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and funded by SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally Enhanced Reality (D-REAL).

Carly Kind is the Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body whose mission is to ensure that data and AI work for people and society. She is a human rights lawyer and privacy and data protection expert. Her work focuses on the opportunities and challenges that arise at the intersection of human rights and technology.

Rob Kitchin is a Professor in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, Ireland. He has conducted extensive research on digital technologies and their impact on society. He is (co)author or (co)editor of 30 academic books and a couple of hundred articles and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences. His most recent article is ‘Civil liberties or public health, or civil liberties and public health? Using surveillance technologies to tackle the spread of COVID-19’, published in Space and Polity.

This is an online webinar that can be viewed over zoom, please register your interest here to recieve your invitation and joining instructions