Focus on COVID-19 and digital privacy

Nature Medicine
Volume 26 Issue 8, August 2020


Focus on COVID-19 and digital privacy
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the acceleration of the development of digital technologies to monitor the spread of the outbreak. Emergency powers are being used to track not just individuals’ health data, but other personal information. The image shows the data that are being monitored on people’s cell phones, and the effects on healthcare are discussed in this focus issue on COVID-19 and digital privacy.