Project data

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Data Sharing for the Public Good: Attitudinal, Ethical, and Legal Approaches to Privacy During the Pandemic and Beyond

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (completed)
Allocation: Dec 10, 2020
Period of funding: 1 Year 6 Months

Project information

Does the Covid-19 pandemic lead to a temporary or persistent shift in the acceptance of data sharing practices for public benefit purposes? The project measures the acceptance of different data sharing scenarios at multiple time points to show which situational parameters affect acceptance, and whether these parameters change over time. This research adds to our understanding of the context dependency of privacy attitudes. By involving ethical and legal sciences it will help translate the research results into guidelines for policy-makers and legislators when processing personal data for the public good.

Project participants

  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter

    Universität München
    Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Statistik
    Institut für Statistik

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer

    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
    Lehrstuhl Öffentliches Recht und Regulierungsrecht