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Privacy Versus Health Is a False Trade-Off

As tech firms team up with governments to fight the coronavirus pandemic, we’re being asked to accept a trade-off between our digital privacy and our health. It’s a false choice, write Ben Green and Salome Viljoen.

“Rather than privacy being an inhibitor of public health (or vice versa), our eroded privacy stems from the same exploitative logics that undergird our inadequate capacity to fund and provide public health. Addressing the pandemic requires first addressing these underlying forms of exploitation.”

Read more in Jacobin 

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