Watching The Virus

To track the spread of the coronavirus some governments are proposing tracking apps. For some governments, they are exploiting this need to consolidate or even increase their power.

This bureau has never been a fan of junk media and its user tracking habits, yet an app to track the C19 outbreak is a sound reason to make an exception.

The way to ensure that it is done while still respecting privacy is to set a deadline on when the tracking will end and the ability for users to request their data to be deleted. If that’s done then the app will be well on the way of being a useful and justifiable tool.