Travel data from China Railway and national airlines has proven useful in tracking down potential coronavirus carriers. (Picture: AFP)Travel data from China Railway and national airlines has proven useful in tracking down potential coronavirus carriers. (Picture: AFP)
Travel data from China Railway and national airlines has proven useful in tracking down potential coronavirus carriers. (Picture: AFP)

How big data helps China track the coronavirus… and its people

Databases full of real names and ID numbers have been used in China for censorship and surveillance, but can they help stop the virus?

Topic |   Surveillance
Travel data from China Railway and national airlines has proven useful in tracking down potential coronavirus carriers. (Picture: AFP)Travel data from China Railway and national airlines has proven useful in tracking down potential coronavirus carriers. (Picture: AFP)
Travel data from China Railway and national airlines has proven useful in tracking down potential coronavirus carriers. (Picture: AFP)
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