Dr. Orsolya Reich is a senior advocacy officer at Civil Liberties Union for Europe, a non-governmental organisation headquartered in Berlin, Germany and built on a network of national civil liberties NGOs from across the EU. Orsolya is working on issues related to privacy, the spread of populism, and the protection of civil liberties in Europe. Currently, she is co-managing three projects on COVID-19 technology. In addition, she prepares reports about developments regarding freedom of assembly, freedom of association, and freedom of expression in Eastern and Central European countries. She joined Liberties in 2017.
The implementation of the Covid-19 global vaccine campaign was never going to be simple and straight-forward. What of those who cannot have the vaccine or refuse? How is this to be tracked or categorised? What do vaccine passes truly mean to the new normal our world is striving to obtain. Are passes an invasion of your Data Protection and Privacy? Are they a cybersecurity concern? Do they inhibit freedom in its real sense? This panel will explore one of the most important topics being debated today - how do we get more people vaccinated?; how do we track and trace more effectively in the future to live with this virus, and how do we have more freedom with passes or passports in the future?
Host: Albert Fox Cahn, Esq., Executive Director, S.T.O.P. Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Orsolya Reich PhD, Senior Advocacy Officer, Civil Liberties union for Europe
Max Hadler, COVID-19 Senior Policy Expert, Physicians for Human Rights
Sheila Sokolowski, Chair, Health and Biotech Privacy Group, Hintze Law LLC