In this short comic series, we will highlight some data governance dilemmas in the times of the pandemic and share with you our reading list on the subject. This week we discuss patient privacy and contact tracing. Maintaining patient privacy through the pandemic is crucial in order to respect fundamental principles of digital privacy as well as protect them from unnecessary stigma and harassment. This is difficult when it comes to contact tracing efforts, but there have already been privacy conserving solutions adopted in various parts of the world.
Some resources on the subject:
1. Tripathy, "Contact Tracing for COVID-19- A Global Snapshot of Utility-Privacy Tradeoff", May 2020, PSA Legal
2. Deb "Privacy prescriptions for technology interventions on Covid-19 in India", 2020, Internet Freedom Foundation
3. Multiple, "Unified research on privacy-preserving contact tracing and exposure notification", 2020
4. Blumental and Blumental, "Contact Tracing must balance Privacy and Public Health", May 2020, STAT
5. Radio Corona, "What digital contact tracing means for privacy", May 2020 MIT Technology Review