C4DT Webinar on SwissCovid (DP^3T project) – a proximity-tracing app against COVID-19: building trust in a technology solution

​Privacy-preserving proximity tracing to help slow the spread of theSARS-CoV-2 virus has captured the attention of governments and general public alike. Coordinated by EPFL and ETH Zürich, an international consortium of researchers has spearheaded the design and implementation of a decentralized and thus privacy-conscious solution. T​he challenge is not just technical, but also societal,legal and ethical: ​the success of this approach vastly depends on the proportion of citizens installing the app. A distinguished and diverse panel will discuss how trust is needed to foster adoption by the population.

May 27th, 10:30 – 12:30, remote.

PART 1 (total: 60min)
Technical: How does the application work?
Format:​ short talks by Carmela Troncoso, Mathias Payer and Edouard Bugnion, introduced by Jean-Pierre Hubaux​.<
C. Troncoso: Technical aspects of the DP^3T protocol (privacy-preserving)
M. Payer: Technical aspects of DP^3T (experiments and test results)
E. Bugnion: the role of Google and Apple
PART 2 (total: 60min)
Building trust to encourage the population to adopt a technology solution.
Format: ​panel discussion (Marcel Salathé, EPFL; Jim Larus, EPFL; Effy Vayena, ETHZ; Anne-Christine Fornage, CFC), moderated by Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL​.
The panel will discuss the ethical, societal and legal challenges

For more information regarding the DP^3T project, please visit DP^3T’s github page.
Please click here to access the slides of the technical presentations and here to view the recording of the event.