Governments around the world have had to weigh privacy and urgency when applying contact tracing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Illustration: SCMP Governments around the world have had to weigh privacy and urgency when applying contact tracing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Illustration: SCMP
Governments around the world have had to weigh privacy and urgency when applying contact tracing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Illustration: SCMP

Contact tracing – the privacy vs urgency dilemma for governments in the fight against Covid-19

  • China has been quick to experiment with digital contact tracing, enlisting domestic tech giants to build QR-code-based quarantine apps during the pandemic
  • The US approach to contact tracing has been fragmented and slow to launch, with no national program in place, although privacy has been top of mind

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Governments around the world have had to weigh privacy and urgency when applying contact tracing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Illustration: SCMP Governments around the world have had to weigh privacy and urgency when applying contact tracing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Illustration: SCMP
Governments around the world have had to weigh privacy and urgency when applying contact tracing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Illustration: SCMP
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