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Getting Creative with COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Aug 28, 2020 |

What do a GIS, a SIEM, and a time and attendance system have in common? If you said they’re all being used to help trace potential COVID-19 infections in American schools and workplaces, then give yourself a gold star. Read more…

Poor Data Hurts COVID-19 Contact Tracing, CDC Director Says

Jun 30, 2020 |

The lack of accurate and timely data about COVID-19 infections has hampered the government’s ability to perform contact tracing, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, testified today in Congress. Read more…

Norway Shuts Down Contract Tracing App Amid Privacy Concerns

Jun 17, 2020 |

Officials in Norway have put the kibosh on its national COVID-19 contact tracing application following an outside review that found the app “highly invasive.” The decision comes just days before Germany is expected to roll out its own tracking application. Read more…

Contact Tracing Prompts U.S. Data Privacy Bills

May 19, 2020 |

A flurry of data privacy proposals introduced in Congress as COVID-19 contact tracing efforts ramp up look to create safeguards for handling sensitive medical and other consumer information collected by smartphone apps. Read more…

Contact Tracing Smartphone Apps Raise Privacy Concerns

Apr 7, 2020 |

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea that the U.S. government would track the location of American citizens via smart phone data seemed like a conspiracy theory from the tinfoil hat crowd. Read more…

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