"Test, track and trace" has become the mantra in the fight against Covid-19. Digital contact tracing apps are presented as a key weapon in this battle. But their use poses significant technical and political challenges. They promise to deliver a quick technological fix, yet they bypass the complex political and social dimensions of this public health emergency. Should we really put our trust into a digital tool with unproven technological efficacy, and with worrying consequences for our civil liberties and human rights, such as our privacy?
|Specialist publication||The Irish Times|
|Publication status||Published - 26 May 2020|
- tracking app
- civil liberties
- human rights