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June 12, 2020

Data Governance in the times of COVID-19 : A Comic Series #1

In this short comic series, we will highlight some data governance dilemmas in the times of the pandemic and share with you our reading list on the subject. This week we discuss purpose limitation and trust in government. 






As we see various technologies deployed for containing the spread of COVID-19, a lack of adequate purpose limitation and other data protection principles will lead citizens to distrust both the government and the technology. This will be counterproductive, making the app’s primary function — contact tracing — difficult.


Some resources on the subject:


1.Kumar and Bhardwaj, "The publication of COVID-19 quarantine lists violates the right to privacy" April 2020, Caravan Magazine.

2. Mehrotra, "Only one in six positive cases has Aarogya Setu app" May 2020, Indian Express  

3. Banerjea, "Aarogya Setu app can be used as e-pass to facilitate travel amid lockdown" April 2020, Livemint

4. Tiwari et al., "Privacy Framework for the Aarogya Setu App" May 2020, the Dialogue

5. Raskar et al., "Apps Gone Rogue: Maintaining Personal Privacy in an Epidemic " March 2020, arXiv


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