Little Sisters’ Latest Supreme Court Case; COVID Contact Tracing & Data Privacy 4.27.20

  • Andrea Picciotti-Bayer: Religious freedom and the Little Sisters of the Poor; Catholic Association filed amicus brief in Supreme Court case justices will hear in telephone oral arguments (an unprecedented move); Little Sisters continue defense of service to poor and vulnerable, consistent with their religious beliefs.
  • Ashkhen Kazaryan: Apple & Google partnered to produce software for contact tracing, help authorities track Coronavirus contagion; new tracking technology &  location data raises serious privacy, data security and civil liberty concerns; the scope of this technology & use is still mostly unknown.