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OPLIN 4Cast #700: Balancing Privacy and Public Health

Posted in 4cast, and Healthcare

Last updated on November 24, 2020

Last month, we covered plans by Apple and Google to build contact-tracing capabilities into phones. These new exposure-notification tools were released last Wednesday, allowing for regional health authorities to develop and release apps that will assist them in combating the spread of the COVID-19. The debate rages on to seek a balance between effectively slowing the pandemic and protecting citizen privacy.

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