December 1, 2020 | Online
Organizer: Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
Co-organized by CROSSING
Numerous countries have recently introduced apps for digital contact tracing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. While some countries deployed a centralized approach to implement contact tracing and even extensively collected sensitive user information, a widespread debate on privacy broke out in Europe and US demanding for a decentralized and more privacy-preserving approach.
As the turmoil of contact tracing approaches was evolving, Google and Apple discovered an unprecedented friendship and agreed on their very special decentralized scheme for contact tracing called Exposure Notification API (GAEN), and quickly integrated into their mobile operating systems.
In this Web seminar international renowned experts will provide their research results and views on Digital Contact Tracing solutions. We critically discuss the deployed solutions with respect to their security, privacy and effectiveness. In particular, we discuss the risks and threats of using solutions that are provided by the giant data collectors (e.g., GAEN).