As the world prepares to reopen there is a move to develop smartphone apps for digital contact tracing. Some countries such as Israel and China are already using technology to track individual movements. As governments and technology companies are authorized to gather yet more data on individuals there are increased fears of a surveillance society and an inability to roll back invasions of privacy. Join us as technology security expert Bruce Schneier explores the trade-offs between public safety and civil liberties as we bring new technologies to bear in response to the pandemic.
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Bruce Schneier is a cryptographer, computer security professional, privacy specialist and writer. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of Resilient. He is the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and cryptography and is a contributing writer for The Guardian news organization.