Protecting Digital Privacy While Fighting A Pandemic

Lessons from a Pandemic: Sharing personal data may help combat COVID-19, but we need to consider the long-term privacy risks, argues a Fletcher School professor.
Emergency public health initiatives should involve safeguards, such as “thinking about how much data will be collected [and] how that data will be anonymized and protected,” said Josephine Wolff. Video: Josephine Wolff and Jenna Schad
May 1, 2020


“Lessons from a Pandemic” is an occasional video series featuring Tufts faculty offering perspectives on COVID-19.

Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

The author of You’ll See this Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches, Wolff joined the faculty in 2019. Previously, she was an assistant professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Her writing on cybersecurity appears regularly in The New York Times, Slate, and other publications.