[ONLINE] - Working and Learning During the Pandemic

Surveillance of Students and Employees is Not the Cure

As our country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and employers are looking to technological solutions—like exam-proctoring software and wearables—to assist with reopening efforts. But the tools used to monitor student and employee behavior, both in person and remotely, are often deployed without meaningful safeguards to protect the privacy and equity threats to students and employees. Are these surveillance tools effective and appropriate responses to limiting the spread of COVID-19? What guardrails can and should be put in place to protect student and employee rights along with their health?

Join OTI October 15 to discuss the privacy implications of using surveillance tools on students and employees during the pandemic.

Follow the conversation online using #PandemicPrivacy and following @OTI.


Sarah David Heydemann, @sdavidh
Senior Counsel for Education and Workplace Justice, National Women’s Law Center

Wilneida Negrón, @WilneidaNegron
Director of Policy & Research, Coworker.org

Anisha Reddy, @anishareddy_
Policy Counsel, Youth & Education Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Kent Wada, @KentWada
Director, Policy and Governance & UCLA Chief Privacy Officer, University of California Los Angeles

Christine Bannan, @ChristineBannan (Moderator)
Policy Counsel, New America’s Open Technology Institute

Closing Remarks:

Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-18)
, @RepAnnaEshoo
Chairwoman of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Speakers subject to change.