Mass-surveillance technologies to fight coronavirus spread: the case of Israel

Nature Medicine
Volume 26 Issue 8, August 2020
https://www.nature.com/nm/volumes/26/issues/8

 

Comment | 26 May 2020
Mass-surveillance technologies to fight coronavirus spread: the case of Israel
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, teams around the world are now advocating for a new approach to monitoring transmission: tapping into cellphone location data to track infection spread and warn people who may have been exposed. Here we present data collected in Israel through this approach so far and discuss the privacy concerns, alternatives and different ‘flavors’ of cellphone surveillance. We also propose safeguards needed to minimize the risk for civil rights.
Moran Amit, Heli Kimhi[…] & Avi Benov