COVID-19 apps in the United States have been ineffective as public health tools because they are designed primarily to protect privacy. Poor design choices, effectively mandated by Google and Apple, were driven by ongoing consumer privacy and national security debates that shortsightedly rejected tracking technologies.
Brian Ray is the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he co-founded and directs the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection. His research focuses on cybersecurity and privacy regulation, surveillance technologies, and public data governance.
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