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On health and privacy: technology to combat the pandemic

Carlos Cantu Garcia, Gong Cheng, Sebastian Doerr, Jon Frost and Leonardo Gambacorta

No 17, BIS Bulletins from Bank for International Settlements

Abstract: 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.

Pages: 9 pages
Date: 2020-05-19
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