Global Pandemic
Data Rights and Privacy


Hosted by IDCA Chairman


Companies, governments, and people produce data with their every breath. However, with every piece of data comes rights, privileges, advantages, and possible challenges.

Topics Covered

  • What are the data rights of companies, governments and people?
  • Which part of our data can be classified as our property?
  • How far can corporations or governments go in tapping into the data we generate?
  • In the case of the pandemic, does safety takes precedence or privacy?
  • Does a pandemic supersede our last right to privacy forever?
  • When does government access to our information become immoral?
  • How should governments engage with their citizens when collecting their data and what are the moral and legal rights of citizens over their data?
  • What are the possible remedies to governments and corporations that may be inclined to partner in breaching our privacy in the name of safety?
  • What are the pre-COVID, in-COVID, in-Recovery and new-normal rights, challenges, concerns, and resolutions?


  • Mehdi Paryavi
  • Richie Etwaru
    IDCAData Rights Council
  • Mark Thiele
    IDCACommittee Chair
  • Joseph Yuen
    Hong Kong Federation of E-CommerceChairman