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Personal data usage and privacy considerations in the COVID-19 global pandemic

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  • Bethania Almeida Fiocruz_Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration in Health https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8918-2661
  • Danilo Doneda Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (IDP) - Brasília, Distrito Federal
  • Maria Yury Ichihara Fiocruz Bahia - Centro de Integração de Dados e Conhecimentos para Saúde (Cidacs)
  • Manoel Barral-Netto Fiocruz Bahia - Centro de Integração de Dados e Conhecimentos para Saúde (Cidacs)
  • Gustavo Correa Matta Fiocruz Rio de Janeiro - Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca
  • Elaine Teixeira Rabello Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - Instituto de Medicina Social
  • Fabio Castro Gouveia Fiocruz Rio de Janeiro -Casa Oswaldo Cruz
  • Mauricio Barreto Fiocruz Bahia - Centro de Integração de Dados e Conhecimentos para Saúde (Cidacs)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.421

Keywords:

Personal data, COVID-19, data governance, technology governancy, public health emergency

Abstract

Data is becoming ever more critical and valuable for both scientists and health authorities searching for answers to the COVID-19 crisis. Due to difficulties in diagnosing this infection in populations around the world, initiatives supported by digital technologies have been developed by governments or private companies which enable the tracking of the public’s symptoms, contacts and movements. Considering the current scenario, these initiatives, designed to support the surveillance and monitoring of contagion, are essential and necessary.  Nonetheless, ethical, legal and technical questions remain unanswered regarding the amount and types of personal data being collected, processed, shared and used in the name of public health, as well as the concomitant or later use of this data. These challenges demonstrate the need for new models of responsible and transparent data and technology governance in efforts to control Sars-Cov2 as well as future public health emergencies.

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Posted

2020-05-15

Section

Health Sciences