Jessie (Ziyu) Lin

Jessie (Ziyu) Lin is an incoming JD student at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Tsinghua University and earned her bachelor degree in law and economics.

As a JURIST Digital Scholar, Jessie will study the use of location data tracking in the control and prevention of COVID-19. Jessie will examine various location tracking approaches adopted by different countries, including centralized approaches adopted by Asian countries, and decentralized and user-centric approaches favored by European countries and the United States. Her research will analyze the cycle of collection, storage, management and destruction of the location data. Her project also intends to understand the legal barrier to the use of location data tracking technologies, and will analyze the privacy concerns aroused by the application of such technologies and its implications under privacy laws (especially GDPR), criminal laws, and constitutional laws.