Are Governments Sacrificing Privacy to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic?

"“We can’t blindly trust a telecom operator using sensitive location data about millions of people without checking the math,” said Thomas Lohninger, director of the Austrian digital rights organization, adding that he is not opposed to aggregated location tracking, so long as it is carefully implemented. “We privacy advocates are not fundamentalists, but during this crisis, we have to remain a liberal democracy. Much more intrusive measures can be proportionate in these circumstances, as long as there are proper safeguards, and there is a sunset clause.”"