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)
JournalNature Medicine
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - May 26 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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