Location data and disease: what have we learned about tracking epidemics?

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Location data and disease: what have we learned about tracking epidemics?

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A panel of experts will discuss what has been effective in using location data to track and manage previous disease outbreaks, and what lessons should guide new initiatives, to deliver the greatest long term benefits for the public.

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Chair: Dr Hannah Fry, writer and presenter, Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL

Andy Tatem, Professor of spatial demography and epidemiology (University of Southampton), Director of WorldPop and Flowminder

Timandra Harkness, Author of ‘Big Data: Does Size Matter?’ and member of the Royal Statistical Society working group on Data Ethics

Jess Morley, Researcher Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford Internet Institute

Hosted by the Benchmark Initiative, promoting ethical use of location data. Benchmark supports development of best practice on location data for good, around the world. Benchmark is delivered by Ordnance Survey Geovation and supported by Omidyar Network.

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