Looking at COVID App Design: Dos and Don'ts from a Data Protection Perspective

Marit Hansen | The Online PHP Conference |

Data protection law demands "data protection by design and by default". In her talk, Marit explains the meaning of this principle as it is laid down in the European General Data Protection Regulation. Looking at various COVID apps as an example, she describes good or not so good (or not good at all!) solutions from a data protection perspective. Marit points out deficiencies in today's state-of-the-art system design, describes typical mistakes and highlights strategies to fix current shortcomings.

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About the Speaker

Since 2015 Marit Hansen has been the State Data Protection Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein and Chief of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD). Before being appointed Data Protection Commissioner, she had been Deputy Commissioner for seven years. Within ULD she established the “Privacy Technology Projects” Division and the “Innovation Centre Privacy & Security”. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995 she has been working on privacy and security aspects. Marit's focus is on “data protection by design” and “data protection by default” from both the technical and the legal perspectives. She often gives talks and has been lecturing at various universities and academies.