Policy Briefing: Privacy and Security in the Digital Age
If an app is widely endorsed by governments and public health agencies, and if it turns out to be ineffective, or worse harmful, endorsements could certainly undermine trust in public health institutions at a time when maintaining trust is paramount, writes Jason Millar. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Concerns over privacy have often complicated the timeliness and sharing of data needed to assess risk for adverse health outcomes, and privacy zealots in Canada have challenged public health innovations.
The government should be using this situation to improve individual privacy rights, not being content to let the status quo continue, or worse yet, use this as cover to allow our rights to be further eroded.
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