Jane Bambauer

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Jane Bambauer is a professor of law at the University of Arizona, where she teaches and researches about free speech, privacy and technology policy.

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Digital Social Contract

COVID-19 Apps Are Terrible—They Didn't Have to Be

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.