Public Health and Privacy in the Pandemic

Am, J. Pub. Health 110(9):174-1175(2020).

2 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2020

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2020

Abstract

In deciding whether to use certain health information technology in a pandemic, policymakers should analyze and apply the following criteria, which have been derived from principles commonly cited in the public health ethics literature related to public health powers generally and applied to privacy: (1) necessity and effectiveness; (2) proportionality and minimal infringement; (3) purpose limitations; and (4) justice.

Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Privacy , Public Health

JEL Classification: K3, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Public Health and Privacy in the Pandemic (September 1, 2020). Am, J. Pub. Health 110(9):174-1175(2020)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3677333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3677333

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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