Privacy Versus Health is a False Trade-off

Jacobin 17 April 2020

7 Pages Posted: 26 May 2020

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Jake Goldenfein

Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne

Ben Green

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society; Harvard University - John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Salome Viljoen

NYU School of Law; Cornell Tech ; Harvard University

Date Written: May 26, 2020

Abstract

As tech firms team up with governments to fight the coronavirus pandemic, we’re being asked to accept a trade-off between our digital privacy and our health. It’s a false choice: we can achieve the public health benefits of data without accepting abusive and illicit surveillance.

Keywords: Privacy, public health, COVID-19, data governance

Suggested Citation

Goldenfein, Jake and Green, Ben and Viljoen, Salome, Privacy Versus Health is a False Trade-off (May 26, 2020). Jacobin 17 April 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3610490

Jake Goldenfein (Contact Author)

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Ben Green

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
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Harvard University - John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( email )

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Salome Viljoen

NYU School of Law ( email )

Cornell Tech ( email )

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Harvard University ( email )

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