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Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis

Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis
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The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a two-fold observation. On the one hand, our many technological advances did not prevent us from being hit hard by the virus. On the other hand, political decision-makers, business leaders and citizens, spontaneously turned to technology to find solutions to the global public health crisis.

This report, published by the Human Technology Foundation, written in participation with over 20 ITechLaw members, serves as guidance for the responsible governance of COVID-19 contact tracing technologies.

Following the review of the report, please send us your comments.

Read the Report


A multi-disciplinary team of 45 technicians, lawyers, and ethicists from 13 different countries, developed a detailed framework of analysis of the components of effective technological governance in times of crisis. View the full list of contributors in English and French.

Thank you to the ITechLaw Member contributors:

Belén Arribas Sanchez
Andersen Tax & Legal, Barcelona

Edoardo Bardelli
Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners, Milan

John Buyers
Osborne Clarke LLP, London

Philip Catania
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne

Ellen Chen
McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Montréal

Massimo Donna
Paradigma Law, Milan

Marco Galli
Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners, Milan

Licia Garotti
Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners, Milan

Doron S. Goldstein
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, New York City

Dean W. Harvey
Perkins Coie LLP, Dallas

Charles-Alexandre Jobin
McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Montréal

Jenna F. Karadbil
Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C, New York City

Rheia Khalaf
University of Montreal, Collaborative Research & Partnerships Fin-ML/IVADO, Montréal


Aparajita Lath
Trilegal, Bangalore

Kit Mun Lee
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne

Lara Herborg Olafsdottir
Lex Law Offices, Reykjavik

Charles S. Morgan
McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Montréal

Swati Muthukumar
Trilegal, Bangalore

Nikhil Narendran
Trilegal, Bangalore

Smriti Parsheera
CyberBRICS Project, New Delhi

Patricia Shaw
Beyond Reach Consulting Limited, London

Alexander Tribess
Weitnauer Partnerschaft mbB, Hamburg

Padraig Liam Walsh
Tanner De Witt Solicitors, Hong Kong

Alan Wong
Tanner De Witt Solicitors, Hong Kong


How to Rebuild Confidence in New Technologies?

Television interview with Jean-Louis Davet, President, Denos Health Management & Medical Assistance, who discusses the report in detail (originally aired on BFM TV on 04 July, 2020; approx. 8 minutes):