Pandemic Privacy Concerns Give Blockchain Its Day In The Sun

The following article was originally published by Forbes:

In Beijing, which on June 11 marked its first new case after two months, authorities utilized geo-spatial information collected through mobile tracking devices in people’s smartphones to identify and isolate potential virus carriers. To lessen public concern Norway announced its decision to cease its coronavirus contact tracing app, Smittestopp, after criticism from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, which claims that a present low rate of infection no longer justifies the use of the app. Meanwhile three states — Alabama, South Carolina, and North Dakota — have committed to using Apple and Google’s contact-tracing tech.

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