Data protection of the German Corona-Warn-App
2020-12-30, 12:00–12:39, c-base Berlin
Language: English

The decentralized and open-source German CoronaWarnApp is often discussed as positive example with regards to data protection. We, a group of data protection researchers, anaylsed this aspect with the tool of a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) and found many insights that cannot be found by just looking at the source code. We show where the app is done right, but we also show, what's missing to be a showcase example in data protection. This talk gives a overview of the app discussion, explains the tool "DPIA" and also discusses the fundamental shortcomings of the official DPIA produced by Telekom and SAP.


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Analysing the data processing of the CoronaWarnApp with a focus on data protection.

Rainer Rehak studierte begeistert Informatik und Philosophie in Berlin und Hongkong. Seitdem arbeitet, forscht und lehrt er in den Themenbereichen Informatik & Gesellschaft, Datenschutz sowie Datensicherheit. Er ist Wissenschaftler am Weizenbaum-Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft. Reges Interesse hegt er außerdem für die Felder künstlichen Intelligenz, Transhumanismus und politische Informatik, insbesondere staatliches Hacking. Er ist aktiv beim Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF, im Vorstand), bei Amnesty International (ExpertInnengruppe Menschenrechte im digitalen Zeitalter) und bei der Gesellschaft für Informatik (Ethikgruppe). Gemeinsam mit anderen initiierte er die Bits&Bäume-Konferenz, damit Hacker/Häcksen und Ökos im Kampf um eine gute Zukunft für alle zunehmend die Kräfte vereinen.\r\n\r\nRainer Rehak studied computer science and philosophy in Berlin and Hong Kong. Since then he has been working, researching and teaching in the fields of computer science & society, data protection and data security. He is a researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society. He is also very interested in the fields of artificial intelligence, transhumanism and political computer science, in particular government hacking. He is active in Computer professionalsPfor Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF, board member), at Amnesty International (expert group on human rights in the digital age) and at the Gesellschaft für Informatik (steering committee ethics group). Together with others, he initiated the Bits&Bees Conference, so hackers and eco activists increasingly join forces in the fight for a good future for all.