Researchers Continue Quest to Contain Spread of COVID-19: Digital technologies aim to accelerate contact tracing

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Dr Claudia Pagliari and other internaitonal experts were interviewed for this article in the June edition of BioScience, which looks at how digital technologies are being used in the global fight against coronavirus. She comments on the privacy implications of these new forms of disease surveillance and the need to ensure they don’t overreach into other areas of people's lives or become permanent.

Period30 Jun 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleResearchers Continue Quest to Contain Spread of COVID-19: Digital technologies aim to accelerate contact tracing
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBioScience
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/06/20
    Description"As researchers and public-health experts struggle to contain a global pandemic, some are harnessing the latest digital technologies for epidemiological detective work. Smartphones and other digital devices shed valuable data trails that a growing number of nations are capturing and using for aggressive surveillance systems to suppress coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks. But many of these tactics would cross liberty, consent, and privacy boundaries, especially in Europe and the United States. Now, cybersecurity and public-health officials are exploring new digital tools that could help track the disease without invading individuals’ private lives"
    Producer/AuthorJohn Tibbetts
    PersonsClaudia Pagliari

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Digital Health
  • Disease surveillance
  • Digital Ethics
  • Contact Tracing
  • Apps
  • mHealth
  • big data
  • Public Health
  • Global Health