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COVID-19: Tracking the spread?

Tags: 'Audrey Tang' 'Coronavirus' 'Covid-19' 'Digital Inclusion' 'Digital innovation' 'Digital Skills' 'Radical transparency' 'Social innovation' 'Taiwan'


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Data gathering technologies are essential for saving lives during the current pandemic.

However, doing so means relying heavily on the tech industry could lead to data privacy risks in future. Many European countries have embraced the use of tech tools, from AI-powered "lie-detector tests" to drones for "migration management" and "population control"; What will the aftermath of Covid 19 look like: surveillance state or citizen empowerment?