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How do you balance privacy and public health in a pandemic?

Digital contact tracing involves a level of surveillance that could make a lot of people uncomfortable, especially given the involvement of large technology companies with spotty records on privacy. However, contract tracing represents one of the most potent methods for combating the pandemic and is only useful if implemented on a wide scale. How do we balance privacy and public health in these times?
K. Kannan
While giving personal privacy is very important ethically, if scientific data point that contact tracing is critical in controlling the pandemic then this needs to be educated adequately to the public so that majority of the public are aware of the significance of contact tracing.  This is a balancing act and this needs to be done transparently so that public has the trust in regulatory agencies and science.

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