Contact Tracing Apps | Is Your Privacy Protected?
What we haven’t seen a lot of in the United States, but has been done in other countries, is contact tracing. Contact tracing has been previously used successfully to contain SARS, Ebola, and other viral outbreaks across the globe. There are available apps that work via our smartphones to help track where and when contact with positive cases occur.
Your Privacy Amidst Global Pandemic
Allowing the invasion of personal privacy can be complicated. With the pandemic, worldwide loosening of data protection laws are likely to come across America. In at least 27 countries, there have been changes brought on by the pandemic in data privacy legislation. These laws are loosened for health officials to track and monitor patients; they are attempting to gain control of the virus.