On health and privacy: technology to combat the pandemic
Carlos Cantu Garcia (),
Gong Cheng (),
Jon Frost () and
Leonardo Gambacorta ()
No 17, BIS Bulletins from Bank for International Settlements
Technology has been harnessed in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, eg to administer remote medical consultations, analyse aggregate movements and track paths of contact. Successful applications are predicated on broad public support. They must address concerns about data privacy, and the potential for misuse of data by governments and companies. Transparent public policies and clear governance frameworks can help to build trust. One possible approach is to differentiate data use during a pandemic and in normal times.
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