Privacy Concerns Arise As Big Tech Partners To Fight Coronavirus

PUBLISHED: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:00:34 GMT

Researchers and health officials in the U.S. are scrambling for more comprehensive data about the spread of the coronavirus, raising questions about what personal information we should collect in a time of crisis. Apple and Google have teamed up to develop a contact tracing tool that they say will protect privacy. But for it to work, the majority of the public will need to opt-in.

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