The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for a surveillance debate beyond ‘privacy’

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The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for a surveillance debate beyond ‘privacy’

Privacy regulation can't keep pace with the supersystems collecting, analyzing, and using personal data.

The coronavirus pandemic has stirred up a surveillance storm. Researchers rush to develop new forms of public health monitoring and tracking, but releasing personal data to private companies and governments carries risks to our individual and collective rights. COVID-19 opens the lid on a much-needed debate.

For example, Google and Apple teamed up to offer privacy-preserving contact-tracing help. The scramble for data solutions is well-meaning, but whether they work or not, they generate risks beyond narrowly-defined privacy.....

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