Use of apps in the COVID-19 response and the loss of privacy protection

Tanusree Sharma, Masooda Bashir

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Abstract

Mobile apps provide a convenient source of tracking and data collection to fight against the spread of COVID-19. We report our analysis of 50 COVID-19-related apps, including their use and their access to personally identifiable information, to ensure that the right to privacy and civil liberties are protected.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1165-1167
Number of pages3
JournalNature Medicine
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Novel coronavirus
  • 2019-nCoV
  • Pandemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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