Contact-Tracing Apps Could Become Permanent Once the Pandemic Is Over

"Omer Tene, chief knowledge officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, spoke of the possibility of function creep, where the use of a technology expands beyond its original purpose.

"Function creep is a well-known phenomenon when dealing with new technologies and institutions. For example, the surveillance infrastructure set up post 9/11 lingered for many years after the crisis was over and in some respects is still with us today," he told Newsweek."