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Contact Tracing Apps & Privacy Principles: A Reading List

Below are some essential readings for contact-tracing apps during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  1. What is contact tracing and why it is important? by the WHO (Q&A Page)
  2. The Challenge of Proximity Apps For COVID-19 Contact Tracing by Andrew Crocker, Kurt Opsahl & Bennett Cyphers of Electronic Frontier Foundation (Article)
  3. Apps for COVID: to do or not to do by Subhashis Banerjee, Bhaskar Raman & Subodh Sharma (Article)
  4. The Covid-19 Tracking App Won’t Work by Cathy O’Neil (Op-Ed)
  5. Even in extraordinary times, the right to privacy remains by John Edwards (Article)
  6. Privacy and health: COVID-19 tracking apps by Katharine Kemp (Op-Ed)
  7. Covid-19 contact tracing and privacy concerns: Here’s what experts think by Inspector Brijesh Singh & Supreme Court Lawyer Khushbu Jain (Article)
  8. Privacy prescriptions for technology interventions on Covid-19 in India by Sidharth Deb of Internet Freedom Foundation (Working Paper)
  9. Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing by MIT Media Lab (Article)
  10. Privacy & Pandemics: The Role of Mobile Apps by Future of Privacy Forum (Comparison Chart)
  11. Mobile applications to support contact tracing in the EU’s fight against COVID-19 by the European Commission (Common EU Toolbox for Member States)

Other reading lists on the subject have been curated by Medianama and Kaarana.

We are constantly adding to this reading list. If there is a reading suggestion that you think must be on this list, please send a mail to FFI [at] dvara.com.