Covid-19 Privacy Poll: Phone Tracking, Public Health and Surveillance | Threatpost

As the coronavirus pandemic accelerates, authorities worldwide are plotting ways to flatten the curve of infection rates using potentially privacy-busting measures such as phone tracking, facial recognition and other tech.

In this Threatpost poll, we want your take on whether sacrificing personal privacy for the public good is worth it.

During these unprecedented times, these are not hypothetical questions. China and Russia have turned to facial recognition to help enforce quarantine orders. South Korea’s government is using cellphone data to create live maps of COVID-19-infected people. In Israel, the controversial NSO Group is reportedly working on an app for monitoring the virus’ spread.

In our short, 12-question Threatpost poll (below) we invite you to be part of the discussion and shape the debate. And stay tuned for the poll results, which Threatpost will be reporting later this week.

Check out the results from our previous coronavirus poll, taking the pulse on work-from-home security challenges.