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Privacy Concerns Hindering Digital Contact Tracing

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Jennifer D. Oliva, JD, associate professor of law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Jersey City, NJ.

Ross D. Silverman, JD, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Bloomington.

Public Health Watch Report: “Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19.”

MIT Technology Review: “A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them,” “Coronavirus tracing apps can save lives even with low adoption rates,” “The US’s draft law on contact tracing apps is a step behind Apple and Google.”

ABC7NY: “Coronavirus News: NJ COVID-19 cluster linked to house party, patients not cooperating.”

ReWire Security: “Bluetooth Trackers vs. GPS Trackers.”

CDC: “Guidelines for the Implementation and Use of Digital Tools to Augment Traditional Contact Tracing.”

Google blog: “COVID-19 Exposure Notification Using Bluetooth Low Energy.”

Reuters: “Virginia touts nation’s first contact tracing app with Apple-Google tech.”


The Washington Post: “Most Americans are not willing or able to use an app tracking coronavirus infections. That’s a problem for Big Tech’s plan to slow the pandemic.”

MedRXiv Review: “Modeling the combined effect of digital exposure notification and non-pharmaceutical interventions on the COVID-19 epidemic in Washington state.”

New America: “Congress Considers Three Bills Addressing Privacy Protections During COVID-19 Crisis.”

News Release, University of Oxford.

Becker’s Health IT: “Apple and Google pivot from app strategy, will release COVID-19 contact tracing system in next software updates.”

Venture Beat: “Apple and Google say 25 states and territories have explored using COVID-19 contact tracing apps.”

News release, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner.

Google Newsroom: “Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology.”

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