It has been months since countries started fighting the Covid-19 outbreak. In the face of the global public health emergency, governments around the world have turned to utilize surveillance technologies on how to track Covid-19 cases.
What data are the governments gathering in the name of public health?
Check the infographic below to learn more about what Israel, Iran, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the US are tracking.”
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- Israel’s top secret service is utilizing real-time tracking technologies to track the location of its citizens without requiring court order.
- Iran has mandated that citizens download an app that collects data of millions of individuals. It’s never removed from the Play Store.
- South Korea text messages are regularly sent to the general population detailing the movements of people diagnosed with Covid-19.
- Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have also used combinations of location tracking and strict surveillance of quarantined cases to prevent clusters of cases.
- US is now implementing location tracking measures with Big Tech like Facebook and Google to monitor social distancing and quarantined cases.
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