The role of big data in public health delivery and management has become starkly clear in recent times, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, concerns around states and the private sector utilizing public health data platforms as a tool for mass surveillance and control are also growing.
The aim of the event was to find a balance between these two concerns and a better understanding of how citizens can engage with the democratic process to enable appropriate policies and standards in public health data systems.
Other speakers included:
Prateek Waghre, a Technology, Policy Research Analyst at The Takshashila Institution.
Srinivas Kodali, an independent researcher working on data, governance and internet. He volunteers with technology movements in India.
More details can be found here