Trading Privacy for the Greater Social Good: How Did America React During COVID-19?

  title={Trading Privacy for the Greater Social Good: How Did America React During COVID-19?},
  author={Anindya Ghose and Beibei Li and Meghanath Macha and Chenshuo Sun and Natasha Zhang Foutz},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
Digital contact tracing and analysis of social distancing from smartphone location data are two prime examples of non-therapeutic interventions used in many countries to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many understand the importance of trading personal privacy for the public good, others have been alarmed at the potential for surveillance via measures enabled through location tracking on smartphones. In our research, we analyzed massive yet atomic individual-level location… 

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