The Point: Pushing privacy limits to contain COVID-19

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The biggest names in tech are being tapped to collect an enormous amount of personal data, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.

Would you want your private medical information in a giant data base?


David Auerbach, writer, critic, and former software engineer at Google and Microsoft

Zhang Fan, Associate Professor from Beijing Normal University

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