Big Brother in Times of Plague

To effectively fight the coronavirus pandemic, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland are introducing various smartphone apps that promise to increase the safety of citizens and eventually loosen lockdown measures. But in practice, enforcing this kind of digital leash raises many privacy and data security concerns. A project that purports to be a “way to quickly manage the [coronavirus] epidemic and the spread of infection within the population”, according to Roman Prymula, the Czech Deputy Minister of Health, will be launched … Continue reading Big Brother in Times of Plague