Technology developed to track spread of coronavirus could be abused, privacy campaigner warns

A medical privacy campaigner says technology developed to track the spread of COVID-19 is a new form of surveillance that could be abused.

Phil Booth, coordinator at MedConfidential, warned that increased monitoring of wastewater from sinks, drains and toilets, which can reveal infections and drug use, needs to be properly regulated.

“The concerns will be raised more by the mission creep, the feature creep, the ways in which these miniaturised technologies might get used and abused beyond the pandemic,” he said.

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Source: Sky News