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  • Has the pandemic made data harvesting more acceptable?
  • Has the pandemic made data harvesting more acceptable?
    Retha Ferguson (2020) ©
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How has COVID-19 changed Americans' views on privacy?

The tech world may play a major role in tackling the COVID-19 crisis, with tracing apps potentially limiting the spread of the virus within communities. But will privacy fears hinder these efforts? Canvas8 spoke to eight Americans about sharing health and location data during the pandemic.

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The 2010s saw incredible breakthroughs in consumer health tech, transforming the way people access treatments, information, and consultations. Robotic assistant ElliQ uses real-time sensory data to understand situational contexts and help older people monitor medication, while VR game Reducept offers relief to chronic pain patients, with both exemplifying how digital tools have opened new pathways to healing. However, the proliferation of such services has come at a price, with users often having to share personal data to receive the full health benefits. While 41% of Americans surveyed in June 2019 felt it was acceptable ...

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