Cellphone tracking could help stem the spread of coronavirus. Is privacy the price?

  title={Cellphone tracking could help stem the spread of coronavirus. Is privacy the price?},
  author={Kelly Servick},
“IT IS POSSIBLE TO STOP THE EPIDEMIC ” That’s the message splashed atop a website built by a University of Oxford team this week to share new research on the spread of the novel coronavirus Below that hopeful statement comes a big caveat: To stop the virus’ spread, health officials need to find and isolate the contacts of infected people—lots of them—and fast Such contact tracing is a mainstay of infectious disease control But the Oxford team is one of several now advocating for a new approach… 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps: A Technologic Tower of Babel and the Gap for International Pandemic Control (Preprint)

This paper analyzes legal barriers for realizing the interoperability of contact tracing apps and emphasizes the need for developing coordinated solutions to promote safe international travel and global pandemic control.

Tracking and Controlling the Spread of a Virus in a Privacy-Preserving Way

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The researcher will identify the surveillance measures being used by countries in different regions, the sensitivity of generated data, and the issues associated with the collection of large volumes of data and finally propose feasible solutions to protect the privacy rights of the people, during the post-COVID-19 era.

Contact Tracing to Manage COVID-19 Spread—Balancing Personal Privacy and Public Health

Smile, you’re being traced! Some thoughts about the ethical issues of digital contact tracing applications

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The Asian region and COVID-19: approaches and gaps in controlling the virus

  • P. Mehta
  • Medicine
    Asian Education and Development Studies
  • 2020
The roles of various factors as approaches, such as technology, business–government collaborations, financial bailouts and policies from government side and geographical and demographical factors of the countries in slowing down the transmission of virus in the Asian region including East Asia, South Asia and South East Asia are reviewed.

On health and privacy: technology to combat the pandemic

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