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Balancing Personal Privacy and Public Safety during COVID-19: The Case of South Korea [article]

Na Young Ahn, Jun Eun Park, Dong Hoon Lee, Paul C. Hong
2020 accepted
To secure public safety, South Korea actively used personal information at the risk of personal privacy whereas France encouraged voluntary cooperation at the risk of public safety.  ...  To evaluate the issues pertaining to personal privacy and public health, we examine the usage patterns of original data, de-identification data, and encrypted data.  ...  Even in a devastating pandemic like COVID-19, balancing personal privacy and public safety is still very important.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3025971 pmid:34786290 pmcid:PMC8545276 arXiv:2004.14495v2 fatcat:pjqf5aophje5pgt4ezwyvelwiy

COVID-19 as a Wicked Problem [chapter]

2021 Cultural-Historical Perspectives on Collective Intelligence  
After the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December , the virus spread rapidly to other countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic in March .  ...  Because of the scale and the speed of infections, most countries eventually had to close down their societies, with a range of negative effects that we do not yet fully understand (Alford & Head, ;  ...  Governments face a trade-off between privacy and public safety in this emergency.  ... 
doi:10.1017/9781108981361.013 fatcat:aghmwnexoncjnivolx34tmkfqu

Reopening safely – Lessons from Taiwan's COVID-19 response

Cheryl Lin, Jewel Mullen, Wendy E Braund, Pikuei Tu, John Auerbach
2020 Journal of Global Health  
A s many states and nations wrestle with resurgence of COVID-19, Taiwan has observed 46 days without locally transmitted cases at a 0.61% test-positivity rate and 0.3/million mortality rate, among the  ...  to isolation rooms for observation and treatments with relatively good results (seven deaths and 95% of cases recovered from COVID-19 thus far) [3], minimizing nosocomial and local transmissions.  ...  Authorship contributions: All authors contributed to the conceptualization, research, and revisions of the paper. CL and PT drafted the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.7189/jogh.10.020318 pmid:33110520 pmcid:PMC7535345 fatcat:72stiesskfcxzper3rzytdxumu

In defence of digital contact-tracing: human rights, South Korea and Covid-19

Mark Ryan
2020 International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications  
Originality/value The Covid-19 pandemic has proven to be one of the worst threats to human health and the global economy in the past century.  ...  in South Korea.  ...  Macnish Comparative Covid- 19 analysis of South Korea and Spain  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijpcc-07-2020-0081 fatcat:7ypvzq4qwnawbhsyhehh56k54a

Mass Surveillance in the Age of COVID-19

Natalie Ram, David Gray
2020 Journal of Law and the Biosciences  
In light of substantial risks to privacy, policy makers must ask hard questions about efficacy and the comparative advantages of location tracking versus more traditional means of controlling epidemic  ...  by the courts in parallel circumstances.  ...  period of a possible COVID-19 infection.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jlb/lsaa023 pmid:32728466 pmcid:PMC7239102 fatcat:w6hkmibyofbbzdjnnpnnaffvda

Implementing the Epidemic Diseases Act to combat Covid-19 in India: An ethical analysis

PS Rakesh
2020 Indian Journal of Medical Ethics  
Many states in India have invoked the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, as a major tool in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.  ...  The current review attempts to discuss the ethical challenges in implementation of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, to combat Covid-19 in India.  ...  For managing Covid-19, strict legally-backed lockdown measures were implemented in China and South Korea.  ... 
doi:10.20529/ijme.2020.129 pmid:34080990 fatcat:u3f36i35qvcwjc3sydfetu6t44

Data privacy during pandemics: a systematic literature review of COVID-19 smartphone applications

Amany Alshawi, Muna Al-Razgan, Fatima H. AlKallas, Raghad Abdullah Bin Suhaim, Reem Al-Tamimi, Norah Alharbi, Sarah Omar AlSaif
2022 PeerJ Computer Science  
The first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case was discovered on December 1, 2019, implying that the disease was spreading quietly and quickly in the community before reaching the rest of the world.  ...  Such applications collect users' information and inform them if they were in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and King Saud University (KSU) for providing all the necessary technical tools for data collection and analysis.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.826 pmid:35111915 pmcid:PMC8771796 fatcat:dva2tc7w7zd6zpbfzl7wen3apu

Digital Landscape of COVID-19 Testing: Challenges and Opportunities [article]

Darshan Gandhi, Rohan Sukumaran, Priyanshi Katiyar, Alex Radunsky, Sunaina Anand, Shailesh Advani, Jil Kothari, Kasia Jakimowicz, Sheshank Shankar, Sethuraman T. V., Krutika Misra, Aishwarya Saxena (+14 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
It is the destiny of digitalization to navigate testing for COVID-19. Block-chain based systems can be used for privacy preservation and ensuring ownership of the data to remain with the user.  ...  The COVID-19 Pandemic has left a devastating trail all over the world, in terms of loss of lives, economic decline, travel restrictions, trade deficit, and collapsing economy including real-estate, job  ...  , Saswati Soumya, Sunny Manduva, Bhavya Pandey, and Aarathi Prasad for their assistance in discussions, support and guidance in writing of this paper.  ... 
arXiv:2012.01772v1 fatcat:ahnc6cund5eh5f777mubvgl7hy

The Saga of the Covid-19 Contact Tracing Apps: Lessons for Data Governance

Savona Maria
2020 Zenodo  
and immunity certificates to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemics.  ...  institutions, in governing data, particularly when health data and public value are involved.  ...  At exceptional times of public health emergency such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore, among other East Asian countries, have managed to limit the spread of the first  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3967161 fatcat:nqzjapoognckzhxpth5b7iegua

International Trend of Non-Contact Healthcare and Related Changes Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Soomin Kim, Jee-Ae Kim, Jin Yong Lee
2022 Yonsei medical journal  
However, given the surge in COVID-19 cases, countries have lifted the restrictions on non-contact healthcare by expanding eligibility to patients and providers and the range of services.  ...  This study aimed to investigate the current state of non-contact healthcare in developed countries before and after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and examine the potential clinical and political  ...  Australia, 4825000 cases After COVID-19 Pandemic (Colorado) (Ontario) Japan, France Fig. 1.  ... 
doi:10.3349/ymj.2022.63.s22 pmid:35040603 pmcid:PMC8790586 fatcat:nebaxploo5gubfmg3x5gywihs4

Lessons Learned from Battling COVID-19: The Korean Experience

Sang M. Lee, DonHee Lee
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The lessons learned from Korea's response in countering the onslaught of COVID-19 provide unique implications for public healthcare administrators and operations management practitioners.  ...  country for its success in containing COVID-19.  ...  The COVID-19 crisis shows how each country organizes the delicate balance between achieving efficient results (avoiding high rate of mortality) and intrusion on personal privacy and economic security.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17207548 pmid:33081367 fatcat:mp74xywm35cjvdralxuedtfglu

Privacy in emergency circumstances: data protection and the COVID-19 pandemic

Emanuele Ventrella
2020 ERA Forum  
The way we conceive our privacy and the importance which we attach to the protection of our personal data has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  A focus on the increase in cybercrime during the pandemic then provides insights on the relevant risks and remedies for the security of personal data.  ...  Privacy in emergency circumstances The fundamental right to privacy and the general public interest In order to conscientiously analyse the privacy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, a preliminary  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12027-020-00629-3 fatcat:izj643m2t5dznpqce4u4e7jcyu

A Survey of Requirements for COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies. Part I: Newspaper Clips [article]

Wojciech Jamroga, David Mestel, Peter B. Roenne, Peter Y. A. Ryan, Marjan Skrobot
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced virtually all aspects of our lives.  ...  One way to achieve it is through an overview of what is considered relevant by the general public, and referred to in the media.  ...  is to strike the right balance between privacy and the effectiveness of an application to limit the spread of Covid-19.  ... 
arXiv:2011.07887v3 fatcat:iqlkqgzsujhrrnczlcg6cswx2u

Mobile phone data and COVID-19: Missing an opportunity? [article]

Nuria Oliver, Emmanuel Letouzé, Harald Sterly, Sébastien Delataille, Marco De Nadai, Bruno Lepri, Renaud Lambiotte, Richard Benjamins, Ciro Cattuto, Vittoria Colizza, Nicolas de Cordes, Samuel P. Fraiberger, Till Koebe (+11 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper describes how mobile phone data can guide government and public health authorities in determining the best course of action to control the COVID-19 pandemic and in assessing the effectiveness  ...  combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  In the Belgian example, public authorities took a "privacy-first" approach: use cases were ranked on effectiveness and privacy impact.  ... 
arXiv:2003.12347v1 fatcat:szaim4f6q5dbhmbrr22xiwvwhu

COVID-19 mobile positioning surveillance and contact tracing, and patient privacy (Preprint)

Iniobong Ekong, Emeka Chukwu, Martha Chukwu
2020 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
The objective of this paper is to survey strategies for digital contact tracing for COVID-19 pandemic and to present how using mobile positioning data conforms with Nigeria's data privacy regulations.  ...  We conducted an exploratory review of current measures for COVID-19 contact tracing globally.  ...  As promising as they may seem, data privacy concerns remain a major impediment; it is necessary to find a balance between deploying the technology and maintaining data safety and patient privacy.  ... 
doi:10.2196/19139 pmid:32310817 fatcat:ampx7ex2fvactgmf4ek5tbnspe
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