Governing Privacy as Contexts Overlap during Crisis

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Technical solutions to social problems require contextually appropriate and responsive governance. As ICTs were adopted and adapted to meet social needs, supporting social distancing, and automating services and interactions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, associated governance often lagged, especially pertaining to privacy. Further, ICT use under these emergency circumstances raised unique challenges associated with crisis contexts, and highlighted the gaps, failures, and limitations of existing contextual privacy regulations. This chapter approaches these challenges, exploring the sociotechnical nature of governance assemblages regarding privacy, as experienced in education, through healthcare, and by labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Usage and Impact of ICTs during the COVID-19 Pandemic
EditorsShengnan Yang, Xiaohua Zhu, Pnina Fichman
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781003231769
ISBN (Print)9781032139746
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Library and Information Science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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