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Jul 31, 2020

Country Spotlight: Taiwan’s Digital Quarantine System

Student contribution

Briefing document from HLS students explains Taiwan’s Digital Quarantine System More

Harvard Law Today
Jul 30, 2020

‘Feeding the virus’?

At a Berkman Klein Center event, experts rate U.S. response and outline steps necessary to defeat the virus

Talk assesses the U.S. response to COVID-19 and outlines steps necessary to defeat the virus. More

Jul 30, 2020

The Breakdown: Jonathan Zittrain reflects on 2019–2020 Assembly program, disinformation

Special two-part episode delves into BKC's Assembly program, big challenges with disinformation More

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Jul 28, 2020

BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response provides practical guidance, expert opinion for decision makers

Informing the use of digital tools and data for COVID-19

Public and private policymakers are collaborating with the new BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response program to work through difficult questions about using digital tools… More

Jul 22, 2020

Your Guide to BKC at RightsCon 2020

Online Panels and Discussions Led by the Berkman Klein Community

Join virtual discussions and panels featuring BKC community members More

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Jul 20, 2020

Country Spotlight: Singapore’s TraceTogether Program

Student contribution

Briefing document by HLS student explains TraceTogether Program More

News
Jul 16, 2020

Country Spotlight: Germany’s Corona Warn-App

Student contribution

Briefing document by HLS student explains Corona Warn-App More

The New York Times
Jul 16, 2020

Testing Is on the Brink of Paralysis. That’s Very Bad News.

Jonathan Zittrain, Margaret Bourdeaux, and Beth Cameron call on governors to unite

“Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.” More

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Jul 14, 2020

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2020-2021 Community

Announcing our new class of fellows and community members for 2020-2021 More

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Jul 10, 2020

Country Spotlight: Switzerland’s SwissCovid App

Student contribution

Briefing document by HLS student explains SwissCovid App More

Jul 8, 2020

Digital Contact Tracing: A Primer

How Data Can Support Contact Tracing, Explained by BKC's Jonathan Zittrain

Tech Solutions to Contact Tracing Explained by BKC’s Jonathan Zittrain More

Jul 1, 2020

Digital tools against COVID-19

Taxonomy, ethical challenges, and navigation aid

The Lancet Digital Health has published a paper from BKC Executive Director Urs Gasser and colleagues from ETH Zurich’s  More

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Jun 25, 2020

Digital Contact Tracing: Perspectives on approaches to COVID-19

Members of Digital Pandemic Response Working Group share their ideas

Essay series captures some of the current thinking about contact tracing and COVID-19 More

Jun 25, 2020

Youth Engagement with the Digital Economy: A Deep Dive

New Report Explores Emergent Issues at the Intersection of Youth, Online Platforms and Spaces, and the Digital Economy

As people engage in a digital platform ecosystem where the boundaries blur between leisure, play, and work, what key challenges and opportunities do they face? Who can… More

Jun 18, 2020

The Breakdown: Brian Scully on government response to disinformation

Disinformation and the U.S. 2020 presidential election, COVID-19

Disinformation and the U.S. 2020 presidential election, COVID-19 More

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Jun 18, 2020

Technology and contact tracing

Panel offers open questions, calls for collaboration

Experts from tech and public health sectors share open questions for stakeholders engaging in tech and contact tracing More

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Jun 18, 2020

BKC Summer Institute teaches students about critical areas of Internet & society

Four-week educational program to take deep dive into AI principles and practice

Four week educational program to take deep dive into content, community More

Jun 16, 2020

A Statement from the Berkman Klein Center Board of Directors

A statement from the Board of Directors to the BKC community and beyond More

metaLAB
Jun 15, 2020

metaLAB Releases “Their Names” Visualization

Project visualizes the names of over 28,000 fatal encounters with police

Project visualizes the names of over 28,000 fatal encounters with police More

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Jun 8, 2020

HLS Students Examine Digital Responses to COVID-19

Harvard Law School Students Develop Reports on Anti-COVID Tech

Harvard students pivot from Governing Digital Technology with reports on the pandemic More