Should Germany concentrate more energy on digital surveillance in the fight against the new coronavirus?
Spahn pointed to South Korea, saying, “We have seen how South Korea, a democratic country, was able to fight the virus using cellphone data.” […]
Less privacy, more freedom?
Spahn predicted that “anyone looking for a way to get away from all the personal limitations we are currently experiencing cannot help but arrive at the idea of tracing contacts — that is, cellphone tracking.”
In Stein’s view, the entire cellphone tracking debate is a distraction: “Cellphone tracking is impractical.
‘Absurd border closures’
In Asia, it isn’t just virologists and epidemiologists who fight health epidemics […] software specialists are part of the team. Citizens there are also far less critical when confronted with issues of personal data security[…] Han says that has to do with Confucian and authoritarian […]: “People tend to trust the state more. […] see themselves as a collective; individualism is far less pronounced.”
There’s an app for that
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