GemTALK Webinar: Who Watches the Watchmen?

Watch an honest debate between security, risk and privacy experts from Gemserv and one of our clients…

There’s no debate about whether a contact-tracing app could help save lives in the fight against COVID-19, but there is a lot over what the app could mean for our personal privacy and security.

In fact, there’s been a lot of technological advancements over the last few years that help many of us feel more secure – doorbell cameras, dash-cams, facial recognition in CCTV… but should they? How secure are the devices themselves to compromise? How safe is the personal data we are knowingly/unknowingly sharing? And how can we future-proof the security and safety?

On Tuesday 23rd June Gemserv held a debate webinar with security, risk and privacy experts who discussed where their fields agree and disagree and the trade-offs between security and individual privacy, and vice versa.

The following topics were covered:

  • De-centralised supervision – Technologies that monitor for our convenience/safety – Are security/privacy concerns justified?
  • Surveillance in our society – Monitoring remote employees and monitoring of the public. What are the security/privacy implications?
  • Biometric Collection – What are the societal risks and benefits?
  • Covid-Contact Tracing – Privacy versus security – considering the UK model of contact tracing.

If you missed it and want to find out what happened during the debate just click below!

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