IPEN 2020 Contact Tracing Apps webinar

IPEN 2020 Contact Tracing Apps webinar

IPEN workshops bring together privacy experts and engineers from public authorities, industry, academia and civil society to discuss relevant challenges and developments for the technological implementation of data protection and privacy.

The EDPS organised on 21 October 2020 an Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) webinar on "Contact Tracing Apps as a large scale exercise in privacy engineering"

This webinar replaced the workshop traditionally organised as a co-located event to the ENISA Annual Privacy Forum, which this year takes place online, too.

The webinar took stock of the recent and ongoing experience with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.

The worldwide character of the pandemic and the public debate on the suitability of certain technological measures have boosted what can maybe be considered as the first privacy engineering exercise at a global, public scale. In the webinar we listened to developers' and regulators' relevant stories for possible lessons learned with a focus on data protection by design and by default practices.

Video recordings and speakers' presentations are available for each session in the agenda below.



14:30 – 14:35


  • Introduction to the session, explaining format and content



14:35 – 14:45



14:45 – 15:30

Developing Contact Tracing Apps:

Data Protection by Design in Practice?

Moderator Dina Kampouraki, EDPS

Francesco Giacchè, Bending Spoons (IT Immuni) - Presentation

José Pereira & Vasco Dias, INESC Tec (PT STAYAWAY COVID)

Wouter Lueks, EPFL (CH researcher involved in DP3T) - Presentation

15:30 – 15:40


15:40 – 15:55

Contact Tracing and Warning Apps and the European Federation Gateway Service (EFGS)

Interoperability in the EU

Moderator Massimo Attoresi, EDPS

Emanuele BALDACCI, European Commission, Director of Digital Services, DG DIGIT - Presentation

15:55 – 16:00   


16:00 – 16:15   

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.00

Developing Contact-tracing Apps:

Views from the Regulators

Moderator Anna Horvath, EDPS

Susanne Lie & Kristine Stenbro, Datatilsynet (NO DPA)

Victor Klos, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (NL DPA) - Presentation

Vitor Bernardo, EDPS (on PT experience)

17:00 – 17:20



17:20 – 17:30

Session closing


17:30 – 18:00

Networking Chat



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