by Maria Bianca Armiento
What is the role of technology in responding to COVID-19 pandemic? Contact tracing apps in order to “identify” infected people are becoming popular. However, they pose some questions. Are these apps safe? Do they respect the right to privacy? Do they create “social stigma” on citizens? These topics and many others are discussed in the links below.
- Protecting Privacy In Digital Contact Tracing For COVID-19: Avoiding A Regulatory Patchwork (by Carmel Shachar) – Health Affairs, 19 May 2020;
- A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them (by Patrick Howell O’Neill et al.) – MIT Technology Review, 7 May 2020;
- Statement on essential principles and practices for COVID-19 contact tracing applications (by Michel Beaudouin-Lafon et al.) – ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee, 5 May 2020;
- Mobile phone data for informing public health actions across the COVID-19 pandemic life cycle (by Nuria Oliver et al.) – Science Advances, 27 April 2020;
- Outpacing the Virus: Digital Response to Containing the Spread of COVID-19 while Mitigating Privacy Risks (by Vi Hart et al.) – Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (Harvard University), COVID-19 White Paper n. 5 – 3 April 2020;
- Mobile phone data and COVID-19: Missing an opportunity? (by Nuria Oliver et al.) – arXiv, 26 March 2020.