June 2, 2020, Vol 323, No. 21, Pages 2111-2210
Information Technology–Based Tracing Strategy in Response to COVID-19 in South Korea—Privacy Controversies
Sangchul Park, JSD; Gina Jeehyun Choi, JSD; Haksoo Ko, JD, PhD
JAMA. 2020;323(21):2129-2130. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6602
This Viewpoint discusses legal and privacy concerns raised by South Korea’s information technology (IT)–based containment of the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes use of aggregated rather than person-level data to protect the privacy of individuals while maintaining the effectiveness of public health measures.