Use of apps in the COVID-19 response and the loss of privacy protection

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

 

Comment | 26 May 2020
Use of apps in the COVID-19 response and the loss of privacy protection
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.
Tanusree Sharma  & Masooda Bashir