Blog: Could Covid-19 change privacy standards forever?

"Albert Gidari, director of privacy at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, agreed there is a difference between anonymised and aggregate data, but said aggregate tower data such as the kind mobile operators might provide “even though not completely anonymous, has very low risk for privacy”.

Gidari explained to MWL the creation of infrastructure for pandemic surveillance “raises fears about scope creep for the future” and whether data collected will be “used by agencies other than public health; will it be used to deprive individuals or communities of their rights; will individuals be identified and experience bias, prejudice or other negative responses”?"