Balancing privacy with public health outcomes

Balancing privacy with public health outcomes

Jul 8
Join CEDA Trustees from across the country for a discussion how to ensure patient privacy while still maximising health outcomes.


Kalliopi Spyridaki, Chief Privacy Strategist, Europe and Asia Pacific, SAS

Event overview

The COVIDSafe app raised concern about privacy and many Australians chose not to download it for this reason. SAS Chief Privacy Strategist, Kalliopi Spyridaki will share the lessons learnt in Europe, Asia and Australia in dealing with the pandemic, specifically around contact tracing and how public health outcomes have been balanced against privacy concerns and trust.

  • How does Australia’s approach around balancing public health protection and the right to privacy compare to Europe and other Asian economies? 
  • Contact tracing has been used as a one-size-fits-all term. However, contact tracing and tracking can include many different approaches from a technology and policy perspective with important variations in terms of impact on privacy. 
  • Privacy enhancing features and technologies in the context of contact tracing that can help governments and public health institutions in the design and implementation of a privacy-friendly approach. 
  • Lessons learnt for the future around how to approach and balance the use of technology (ubiquitous technologies and AI in particular) for public good purposes in order to create trust by ensuring adequate privacy protections. 

Roundtable start times:
SA/NT: 2.40pm
WA: 1.10pm

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Kalliopi Spyridaki
Chief Privacy Strategist, Europe and Asia Pacific, SAS

Kalliopi is Chief Privacy Strategist at SAS, the leader in data analytics. She joined SAS in 2007. In her role today, she focuses on public policy and legal compliance in Europe and Asia Pacific. Kalliopi works with regulators and policymakers to help shape laws and government policies that impact SAS and its customers related to privacy, artificial intelligence and the wide spectrum of data governance. She also assists with SAS’s privacy compliance program, focusing particularly in the Asia Pacific region. She feels the most intriguing part of her work is striving to bridge the gaps between the making of a law, its implementation and the rapid pace of technology evolution with its transformative power for business and our society. 
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