Trends Report

Governments Must Stop Privacy Abuses While Fighting The Pandemic

How Government Agencies Like The UK National Health Service Must Enforce Strong Data Governance To Protect Citizens

May 4th, 2020
With contributors:
Martin Gill , Stephanie Balaouras , Kate Pesa , Peggy Dostie


In their battle against COVID-19, several governments and their partners are leveraging technology to collect, process, share, and store data about citizens. As governments turn their attention to recovery, the post-COVID scenario is threatened with enormous privacy and surveillance risks. This report outlines the components of an ethical approach that security, risk, and privacy professionals in governments and in their partners' organizations must follow to protect citizens' privacy while fighting their way out of the crisis.

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