David Fraser on Pandemic Privacy | Tracking COVID-19 with Cellphone Data
April 1, 2020
David Fraser, Privacy Lawyer | Partner at McInnes Cooper
As the Canadian government copes with COVID-19, the question of using individuals’ cellphone or smartphone data to track its spread or individuals’ compliance with public health directives is cropping up, a prospect that pits individual privacy and public health law rights. McInnes Cooper Privacy & Technology Lawyer David Fraser recently discussed with The Wire Report whether and how the government could access and use individuals’ cellphone data for public health purposes, and with CBC News the short – and long – term privacy law issues it raises.
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