COVID-19 Rapid Summary: Contact Tracing and Data Ethics
13 July 2020
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is producing rapid summaries of oral evidence sessions, aimed at providing the public with the latest information on the Science of COVID-19.
This summary covers three evidence panels across Monday 29 June and Monday 6 July, where we heard evidence about contact tracing science and the UK's strategy for applying it in the current pandemic, as well as data ethics and privacy.
The transcripts and recordings of this meeting can be found at the following:
- Transcript of session 12 (HTML)
- Parliament TV (session 12, from 4.00pm-5.00pm)
- Transcript of session 13 (HTML)
- Transcript of session 14 (HTML)
- Parliament TV (sessions 13 and 14)
Chair of the Committee, Lord Patel, said:
"It is clear that a strategy to test, track and isolate cases will play a critical role in control of the pandemic. It is essential that the best advice is used to ensure that the system is designed and implemented properly."