Are centralised health tracing apps an essential tool to handle the COVID-19 pandemic or another step toward surveillance capitalism?

We are so happy to release our first episode of Making Sense of Tech Law which discusses this very issue and more. Anna Hoffman, a barrister at 4 Pump Court Chambers in London, gives us an insight into UK’s developing tracing apps and the extent to which those may impede on our basic rights to privacy. Anna also talks about how the UK’s handling of the pandemic may serve as a microcosm of future issues facing the regulation of technology such as the growth of colossal tech companies, showing increasing divergence in attitudes to privacy between the West and Asia.

Find the transcript here.