In this episode, Arianna McBurney and Megan Burns talk to Professor Daithi Mac Sithigh about the contact tracing apps in the UK. Professor Mac Sithigh discusses the implication for data privacy law, whether we should be concerned about data breaches, and what his ideal contact tracing app would look like.
Professor Daithi Mac Sithigh is a professor of Law and Innovation at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests are in law and technology, with recent work addressing audiovisual media law, legal issues in the creative industries, the ‘sharing economy’, and data privacy issues. Further details are available here: https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/daith%C3%AD-mac-s%C3%ADthigh