If Congress is serious about bending the curve, it shouldn’t allow people to opt out of effective disease-surveillance programs.
Latest in Contact Tracing
In the U.S., efforts to develop digital contact-tracing systems have largely fallen to states and tech companies—though privacy advocates have voiced concerns about the invasiveness of such apps.
Critics focus on the privacy cost of contact tracing. But it’s important to examine the disparate privacy implications for the most vulnerable communities.
Neither of us has ever written anything that has been as misinterpreted as this piece in The Atlantic.
The Lawfare Podcast Special Edition: The National Security Law Guys Talk Adjourning Congress, “Total Authority” and Guantanamo
Lawfare founder Bobby Chesney and Lawfare contributing editor Steve Vladeck host the weekly National Security Law Podcast from the University of Texas Law School, where they discuss current developments in national security law. This week’s episode had lots of content that we thought Lawfare Podcast listeners may be interested in hearing, so we are bringing it to you in a distilled form.
Reopening the economy without medical breakthroughs will require, among other things, enhanced contact tracing. Here’s your road map to the issues, and recommendations should there be “app” legislation.
Google and Apple have released specifications for how to use a mobile phone to track coronavirus infections. But the design leaves out important capabilities.
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report was released into the teeth of the COVID-19 crisis and hasn’t attracted the press it probably deserved. But the commissioners included four sitting Congressmen who plan to push for adoption of its recommendations. And the Commission is going to be producing more material – and probably more press attention – over the coming weeks. In this episode, I interview Sen.
The novel coronavirus presents unique challenges. "Contact tracing” may not work. But other uses of cellphone data tracking could play some role in mitigating the virus’s spread.