Bracelets, Beacons, Barcodes: Wearables in the Global Response to COVID-19 — Activist Post – June 16, 2020

Activist Post | By Katitza Rodriguez, Svea Windwehr, and Seth Schoen

In their efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments around the world are rolling out body-worn devices (“wearables”) to assist in fighting the virus. Some governments want a technological silver bullet to solve the public health crisis. But many of the tools aimed at solving problems come with a host of other problems that will undermine the public health goals for which they are adopted, and create new unintended consequences for privacy, association, and freedom of expression. →

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