Big data, privacy and COVID-19 – learning from humanitarian expertise in data protection

  title={Big data, privacy and COVID-19 – learning from humanitarian expertise in data protection},
  author={A. Zwitter and O. Gstrein},
  journal={Journal of International Humanitarian Action},
The COVID-19 pandemic leads governments around the world to resort to tracking technology and other data-driven tools in order to monitor and curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Such large-scale incursion into privacy and data protection is unthinkable during times of normalcy. However, in times of a pandemic the use of location data provided by telecom operators and/or technology companies becomes a viable option. Importantly, legal regulations hardly protect people’s privacy against governmental… Expand
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