Covid Compromising Digital Privacy?

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Data privacy and the fight against Covid-19 bring up the question of whether people are willing to give up their phones locations if it means slowing the spread of the pandemic. The U.S. government is in the works of getting granted access to users of companies like Facebook and Google to map the spread of the virus and potentially predict future outbreaks. The major problem is many Americans and tech companies lack trust in the government to stick to their word and only use it for the sole purpose of stopping the virus, what could they do with this new access to data once the pandemic hopefully slows down?


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