Contact Tracing Raises Privacy Risks for Reopening Businesses

May 1, 2020, 10:56 AM

Businesses interested in whether workers have come into contact with individuals who have been infected with the coronavirus are creating their own tracking systems to do so. Apple and Google gave select public health authorities access to their proximity tracking system this week, and while intentioned to prioritize health and safety, privacy and discrimination concerns still linger.

Watching Workers: The Apple and Google system allows public health authorities to track whether a worker has come into close proximity with someone who’s tested positive. PricewaterhouseCoopers has its own app in development, and Ford Motor is testing out wearable wristbands that alert ...

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